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Utilization of Antibiotic among University Medical Students from Tripoli, Libya

@inproceedings{Atia2018UtilizationOA,
  title={Utilization of Antibiotic among University Medical Students from Tripoli, Libya},
  author={Atia},
  year={2018}
}
  • Atia
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
Self-medication with antibiotics is a kind of indiscriminate use of antibiotics [1]. It’s a common practice among university Medical students worldwide [2]. Responsible self-medication is encouraged by World Health Organization (WHO) as it helps in the averting and treating a minor illness [3]. However, the irrationality of antibiotics use for self-medication has been reported in several developing and developed countries [4]. Many studies reported high occurrence of self-medication with… 

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