PREVALENCE OF OTC MEDICATIONS IN RURAL AREAS - AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SURVEY REPORT
B. Srinivas Teja*, V. Brahma Naidu, R. Venkateswar Rao, N.V. Rama Rao and Ramarao Nadendla
Medication, when it is used properly, it may cure the problem, but when misused it may create a new problem. Prevalence rate of Drug related problems are more common in our country. Due to many reasons, this Drug related problems create excess burden on patientâ€™s health. Adherence to OTC medication has gained momentum in our community, which is the major concern to health care.
Keywords: over the counter drugs, rural population, medication adherence.
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