Use and abuse of analgesics in Nigeria: a community survey.

  title={Use and abuse of analgesics in Nigeria: a community survey.},
  author={Emmanuel Idoko Agaba and Patricia A Agaba and Chinyere M. Wigwe},
  journal={Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria},
  volume={13 4},
BACKGROUND Chronic consumption of analgesics has been shown to increase the risk of end-stage renal disease. In Nigeria, these drugs are readily available as there is no legislation regulating their consumption. We report the use and abuse of analgesics in a Nigerian population. METHOD Using a pre-tested questionnaire, subjects in Zawan B ward in Jos were interviewed regarding analgesic use. Cumulative lifetime dose of drugs consumed was calculated by obtaining the product of the average… CONTINUE READING


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