Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2015)
Present condition of self-medication among general population of Comilla district, Bangladesh
Israt Jahan Ira
The aim of the study is to evaluate the prevalence and factors affecting self medication among the general people of Comilla, Bangladesh. The results of the study will focus on the data regarding reasons, public awareness and safety aspects of self medication in Comilla, Bangladesh. It’s a questionnaire based study which were conducted on adult male and females. A total of 300 questionnaires were analyzed, among respondents, 73.6% were practicing self medication frequently. The reasons of self medication were remedy is known (56%) and high fee of doctors (45%) and not enough time (32%). The most common diseases in which self medication are applied are fever (63.6%), pain (46.3%), heartburn (21.3%), Allergy (17.33%), headache (15%). Among drugs analgesics (45%), antipyretics (12%), anti- ulcerative drugs (29%), antihistamine drugs (17.33%), and anti-infective drugs (11%) are the mostly common taken.