Self-medication among primary care patients in Farazdak Clinic in Riyadh.

@article{Saeed1988SelfmedicationAP,
  title={Self-medication among primary care patients in Farazdak Clinic in Riyadh.},
  author={Abdalla Abdelwahid Saeed},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={287-9}
}
Four hundred and thirty new adult patients were interviewed using a questionnaire for their attitudes and practices regarding self-medication. 69% of the patients were males and 40% were Saudis. 58% of the patients attempted self-medication due to the triviality of their symptoms or to save time and money. They used mostly analgesics, vitamins, tonics and oral antibiotics. 41.6% of the patients did not practise self-medication because of lack of information about the drugs or for fear of… CONTINUE READING