Table 3: Participants’ ways of request for self-medication in Harar city and its surroundings from March to April, 2017(n=370).

VariablesResponsesFrequencyPercentage (%)

Self-medication request
By telling professionals the symptom of illness15943
By telling professionals the name of the drug18349.5
By showing an old sample/package of the drugs164.3
By describing the physical characteristics of the drugs123.2
Participants expectation from pharmacy professionals
To counsel them about drug side effects and how to avoid it11531.1
To help them in selecting drugs11230.3
To counsel them about diseases7620.5
To monitor their health’s progress to ensure the safety and effectiveness of drugs359.5
To label their drugs for self-medication328.6