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Table 1 Percentage of patients prescribed PPIs ≥ 3 months in 2007 (by age distribution of the HSE-PCRS population)

From: Proton pump inhibitors: potential cost reductions by applying prescribing guidelines

Age Bands % ≥ 3 months Proportion at maximum dosage
16-24 years 1.41 60.46
25-34 years 3.62 63.99
35-44 years 7.32 64.64
45-54 years 14.80 63.68
55-64 years 20.79 62.67
65-69 years 23.87 61.02
70-74 years 23.11 59.12
75+ years 28.87 60.29
  1. Notes: Maximum therapeutic dose= 40 mg/daily omeprazole, pantoprazole and esomeprazole. 30 mg/daily lansoprazole and 20 mg/daily rabeprazole.
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