Comparative Study of Traditional Therapy with Allopathic Therapy in District Bunner, Swat and FR Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Haroon Rashid, Muhib Ullah, Abdur Raziq, Hameed Ur Rehman, Kausar Saeed4


Traditional and allopathic medicines are the two most commonly used therapies used by most of the patients. Traditional medicine is widely consumed by a high number of patients who do not advise their clinicians on concomitant use. This cross sectional study is designed to know about the people view about the use of traditional and allopathic drugs. This study was conducted in the northern area of KPK (Swat, Bunner), and Fata (FR Peshawar) Pakistan. A total of 270 persons took part in the study. The majority of participants were men; their mean age was 32.5 years. Most of them were literate. The majority of people preferred to use traditional medicines instead of allopathic medicines. The main reason of traditional therapy over allopathic drugs was the economy, less side effects and easy availability. Most of the people get medicines from home pharmacy. The majority of peoples have observed side effects with the use of allopathic medicine, while most people have no faith on traditional therapies. A big number of populations preferred to advise traditional therapies to others instead of allopathic therapies. While in emergency cases majority of people use allopathic therapy instead of traditional therapies contrast to that in routine cases, most of the people use traditional therapies instead of allopathic therapies.

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International Journal of Basic Medical Sciences and Pharmacy (IJBMSP): ISSN: 2049-4963