Antibiotic and Antimalarial Selfmedication in Antananarivo, Madagascar
International Journal of Infectious Diseases and Therapy
Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016, Pages: 1-5
Received: Oct. 28, 2016; Accepted: Nov. 10, 2016; Published: Dec. 12, 2016
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Fandresena Arilala Sendrasoa, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Joseph Raseta Befelatanana, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Naina Harinjara Razanakoto, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Joseph Raseta Befelatanana, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Irina Mamisoa Ranaivo, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Joseph Raseta Befelatanana, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Radonirina Lazasoa Andrianasolo, Department of Infectiology, University Hospital Joseph Raseta Befelatanana, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Mamy Jean De Dieu Randria, Department of Infectiology, University Hospital Joseph Raseta Befelatanana, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Rivo Andry Rakotoarivelo, Department of Infectiology, University Hospital Tambohobe, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar
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Abstract
In order to assess prevalence and characteristics of antimicrobial self-medication in Antananarivo, Madagascar. We conducted a cross-sectional study among 101 patients in Department of Infectious Disease in the Academic Hospital Center of Antananarivo. Eighty-eight percent of patients had practiced self-medication whose 40% were employees of the primary sector. Antibiotic and antimalarial are used in 48% and 22%, respectively. Chloroquine is the most commonly used antimalarial while chloroquinoresistance is widespread in Madagascar. Amoxicillin was the most widely used antibiotic. The practice of selfmedication is related especially to the development of the illicit sale of drugs in Madagascar.
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Self-Medication, Illicit Sale, Antimalarials, Antibiotics, Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Fandresena Arilala Sendrasoa, Naina Harinjara Razanakoto, Irina Mamisoa Ranaivo, Radonirina Lazasoa Andrianasolo, Mamy Jean De Dieu Randria, Rivo Andry Rakotoarivelo, Antibiotic and Antimalarial Selfmedication in Antananarivo, Madagascar, International Journal of Infectious Diseases and Therapy. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.ijidt.20160101.11
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