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BMC Research Notes

, 10:337

First Online: 27 July 2017Received: 06 July 2017Accepted: 22 July 2017

Abstract

ObjectivePharmacology teaches rational prescribing. Self-medication among medical students is recognised as a threat to rational prescribing. Antibiotic self-medication could cause antibiotic resistance among medical students. We aimed to find an association between pharmacology education and antibiotic self-medication.

ResultsOverall, 39% 110-285 95% CI 32.9–44.3 of students were found to have antibiotic self-medication. The percentage for antibiotic self-medication progressively increased with the year of study. The percentage of antibiotic self-medication was significantly high in the -Formal Pharmacology Education- group 47%—77-165 in comparison to the -No Formal Pharmacology Education- group 28%—33-120 P = 0.001032. Overall, the most common self-prescribed antibiotic was amoxicillin 56%—62-110.

KeywordsPharmacology Medical education Self-medication Medical undergraduates Antibiotics AbbreviationsFPEFormal Pharmacology Education

MBBSBachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

NFPENo Formal Pharmacology Education

SLSri Lanka

WHOWorld Health Organization

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Autor: Devarajan Rathish - Buddhika Wijerathne - Sandaruwan Bandara - Susanhitha Piumanthi - Chamali Senevirathna - Channa Jayasuma

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