Threat to health: Doctors warn against self-medication

By APP
Published: March 13, 2018
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ISLAMABAD: Doctors have warned people against self-diagnosis and self-medication. According to Dr Waseem Malik people engage in self-medication without knowing of their ailment or consequences of drugs.

People are not fully aware of drugs sold to them and become victim of quack-medical practitioners losing both health and wealth.

He said self-administrated medication for physical and physiological diseases pose serious risks to mental health. Dr Malik advised that pharmacist, doctors and medical practitioner should charge with responsibility for giving health-care and medical advice to patients.

“They must engage the people through awareness campaign education and counseling on the proper use of medication,” he said. Another doctor explained that use of drug can lead to serious health complications.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 13th, 2018.

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