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Table 2 Medicines prescribed by students

From: Prescription of medicines by medical students of Karachi, Pakistan: A cross-sectional study

Medicine Medical students* n (%) Non Medical Students#n (%)
Pain killers 140 (85.9) 138 (85.2)
Anti-pyretics 109 (66.9) 76 (46.9)
Anti- Allergics 69 (42.3) 69 (42.6)
Anti biotics 62 (38.0) 24 (14.8)
Vitamins 71 (43.6) 52 (32.1)
Antacids 22 (13.5) 34 (21.0)
Tonics 15 (9.2) 4 (2.5)
Sleeping pills 12 (7.4) 10 (6.2)
Birth control pills 11 (6.7) 10 (6.2)
Herbal/Homeopathic 10 (6.1) 11 (6.8)
  1. * n = 163 # n = 162