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Table 3 Class of medicines used in self medication

From: Self medication practice and associated factors among students of Asmara College of Health Sciences, Eritrea: a cross sectional study

List of medicine used in self-medication Frequency Percent(%)
Analgesics 305 64.6
Antipyretics 192 40.7
Antibacterial 120 25.4
Vitamins and minerals 10 2.1
Antiemetic 8 1.7
Anti-acid and anti-ulcer 7 1.5
Anti-fungal 6 1.3
Anti-allergy and medicine used in anaphylaxis 6 1.3
Anti-malarial 5 1.1
Ophthalmic medicine 2 0.4
Laxatives 1 0.2
Cathartic 1 0.2