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In developing countries like India easy availability of a wide range of drugs coupled with inadequate health services has resulted in increased proportion of drugs used as self medication.


This study was undertaken to determine the knowledge, attitude & practice of self medication among final year MBBS students, BRIMS, Bidar


This study carried, questionnaire-based, descriptive study. A self-developed, pre-validated questionnaire consisting both open and close ended questions was filled final year MBBS students. Data was reviewed, organized and summarized as counts and percentages and evaluated using MS Excel .


Out of a total of 100(10-no response) students, 70.5% were male & 29.4% were females. Their age ranged from 17-27 years. Out of these, 67.36%% students had taken self medication with 50.52% being females and 16.84% being males. The commonest indications for self-medication were fever seen in 47.50% of the students followed by, cough/common cold 35.36%. 55.55%% of the students didn’t feel the need to go to a doctor and this was the most frequent reasons for resorting to self-medication and the main source of self medication was books/internet 50% . Analgesics were the commonest drugs used (50.72%) followed by antimicrobials (14.03%) with 53.44% of the students completed the recommended course of antimicrobials.


The practice of self-medication in our study was common and often inappropriate and this high prevalence is a cause of concern. Education and proper information about the drugs may go a long way in promoting responsible self medication.



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Dr Gajanan P Kulkarni, & Jyothi D.B. (2021). Self medication practise among final year MBBS students of brims Bidar. International Journal of Research in Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics, 7(1), 29-34. Retrieved from


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