Self-medication among university students in Hong Kong.

  title={Self-medication among university students in Hong Kong.},
  author={G. S. N. Lau and Kuk Kyung Lee and Cynthia T. Luk},
  journal={Asia-Pacific journal of public health},
  volume={8 3},
Five hundred and sixty-three university students were interviewed to survey the practice of self-medication which was found to be very prevalent (94.0%). The most commonly used items included remedies for cough and cold, antipyretics and analgesics. Topical preparations and Chinese herbal medicines were also frequently consumed. Self-medication items were mostly obtained from home medicine cabinets and pharmacy shops (not necessarily staffed by registered pharmacists) and they also relied… CONTINUE READING
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