Public attitude and justification to purchase antibiotics in the Eastern region Al Ahsa of Saudi Arabia

Promise Madu Emeka, Mokhtar Jawad Al Omar, Tahir Mehmood Khan

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    Abstract

    Use of non-prescription antibiotics can portend danger and predispose the populace to changes in bacterial resistance pattern. The aims of this study were to (a) evaluate the knowledge and attitudes of residents of Al-Ahsa community, Saudi Arabia on the use of non-prescribed antibiotics. (b) To identify possible predictors (if any) for self-medication within the community. A cross-sectional survey study, using self-administered questionnaire was conducted in two sections; demographics and self-medication attitude (in form of self-antibiotic use).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)550 - 554
    Number of pages5
    JournalSaudi Pharmaceutical Journal
    Volume22
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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