Prevalence and Determinants of the Use of Antibiotics by Self-Medication in the Pediatric Population in Oujda, Morocco

  15 May 2024

A study found that 62% of parents in Morocco used antibiotics for self-medication, mainly for cough and fever. Factors like female gender, low education, socio-economic status, and buying antibiotics without a prescription increased the likelihood of self-medication. This highlights the need for a global health strategy.

Further reading: Cureus
Author(s): Hasnae Elhaddadi et al
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