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Table 2 Most commonly prescribed antibiotics at the outpatient pharmacy of eight selected health centers in Fafen Zone Eastern Ethiopia from September 2013 to September 2014. (n = 636 encounters)

From: Assessment of medicines use pattern using World Health Organization’s Prescribing, Patient Care and Health facility indicators in selected health facilities in eastern Ethiopia

Commonly prescribed antibiotics Frequency (Percentage (%))
Amoxicillin 236(33.3)
Metrondazole 71(10.0)
Cotrimoxazole 114(16.0)
Ciprofloxacillin 86(12.0)
Doxycycline 53(7.5)
Cloxacillin 22(3.0)
Ampicillin 30(4.0)
Norfloxacillin 17(2.4)
Procaine penicillin fortified 17(2.4)
Othersa 62(8.8)
  1. Othersa: Benzyl penicillin, Gentamycin, Erythromycin, Claritomycin, Tetracycline, Chloroamphenicol and Ceftriaxone