alexa Over-the-counter acquisition of antibiotics in the Maltese general population.
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Epidemiology: Open Access

Author(s): Borg MA, Scicluna EA

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Abstract Few studies have studied the frequency of over-the-counter acquisition of antibiotics in western countries. In order to provide an insight into these practices in Malta, attitudes towards antibiotic use in the general public were researched through a structured interview. Nineteen percent admitted that they took antibiotics without prescription and 11\% of parents replied that they had given antibiotics to their children without prescription. These antibiotics were mainly self-administered for upper respiratory tract symptoms, particularly sore throat, with community pharmacies being the major source in more than 85\% of cases. The study indicates the need for an educational campaign on proper antibiotic use amongst the Maltese general public.
This article was published in Int J Antimicrob Agents and referenced in Epidemiology: Open Access

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