Self medication means to take medicines without a doctor’s prescription, dangers of self medication is numerous, and are briefly explained in this post.
When we feel a little pain, fever, headache, or any minor restlessness then we use medicines especially tablets or syrups commonly.
However, there are certain reasons for self-medication, most of people who are living far away from the hospital, doctor or medical center tends to self medicated them selves since they are out of reach of health centers, that is why it is crucially important for governments to provide health facilities in different places.
people take self-medication often or occasionally, the patients hesitate to pay the fees to doctor then they take self-medication.
When they feel relief after taking self-medication, then they consult the doctors.
most of the drugs being abused today include painkillers, antibiotics (most dangerous),antipyrectic drugs, etc
Dangers of self medication
self-medication is very dangerous which cannot let you to survive through the illness, this shows that dangers of self medication is greater than the positive aspect
Moreover, it becomes very difficult for them to diagnose the self-medication patients since the drug they take have both negative and positive effects on the body, making the major disease or health problem unable to be diagnosed.
When someone takes self-medication, usually takes more or less medicines than the recommended dosage, it causes a lot of health disorders that ranges from reactions, seizures or liver problems, because of the intoxication reaction of the liver.
In certain cases they take drugs with toxic substances which is very harsh. Self-medication has harmful effects on health
Today there is a list of drugs which can not to be offered to the patients without medical prescription.
Furthermore, self-medication is boosting rapidly. It is incumbent and important to inform the people about the harmful consequences of self-medication so they know the consequences of their action.
some antibiotics when taken out of prescriptions, its either taken in low dosage, making the bacteria infections to become immune to the antibiotic, this makes the bacteria infection hard to be cleared even after proper diagnosis because the patient has made the bacteria strong enough to withstand the effects of the antibiotics
Many people take paracetamol more often to cool of their headache, not knowing that headache is not a sickness, that its a symptom of an underlying sickness, which will go when the main sickness in the body is treated, taking paracetamol will not stop it.
Both doctors and government can play a very positive role in eradicating self-medication, and government should update the list of drugs which should not be given without any medical prescription which will help us to prevent self-medication.
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