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Table 2 Most commonly prescribed antibiotics at the medical outpatient pharmacy of Hawassa University Referral Hospital from September 2007 to September 2009

From: Assessment of drug use pattern using WHO prescribing indicators at Hawassa University teaching and referral hospital, south Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Commonly prescribed antibiotics Frequency Percentage (%)
Amoxicillin 138 16.4
Ampicillin 126 15
Gentamicin 125 14.9
Chloramphenicol 98 11.6
Cloxacillin 71 8.4
Crystalline penicillin 61 7.3
Ciprofloxacin 57 6.7
Ceftriaxone 48 5.9
Doxycycline 47 5.6
Cotrimoxazole 38 4.5
Erythromycin 14 1.6
Cephalexin 10 1.2
Metronidazole 8 0.9
Total 841 100