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Self-medication is a term used when someone takes medication without consulting a physician.

Some people see no problem with self-medication, even though it is extremely harmful and can be life-threatening in some cases. People who practice self-medication take medicines often referred to as ‘non-prescribed medicines. These are found in pharmacies, supermarkets, and other common outlets. Examples of such medication include painkillers, like paracetamol, ibuprofen, and aspirin, among others.

Let’s look at a few risks involved with self-medication:

  • Wrong dosage of medicine
  • Dangerous complications from mixing medications
  • Using the wrong medications
  • Chances of getting addicted
  • Incorrect self-diagnosis.
  • Decreased antibiotic efficacy 

A person relying on self-medication opens himself to the risks of inappropriate medication and unknown health issues.


1 Comment

  • Sanjay Sitaram Kadam
    Posted April 29, 2021 4:18 pm 0Likes

    Good sarvice

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