oa Central African Journal of Medicine - An examination of the use of over the-counter drugs in Harare

Volume 29, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The general public is largely ignorant of the use, effectiveness and toxicity of the drugs used in self-medication, particularly OTC's (over the- counter drugs). The state of affairs could be improved by concerted efforts of the health professionals. The advertising media could also help in disseminating information about, the risks involved in taking OTC's.

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