One in four women buy wrong medication after misdiagnosing themselves on the internet

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One in four women have bought the wrong medication after misdiagnosing themselves on the internet and one in ten has suffered unpleasant side effects as a result, research suggests.
Half of women have diagnosed themselves online and bought a treatment without checking with phar-macists if it is the correct product. A similar proportion said they would seek to treat medical problems themselves before consulting doctors.