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Table 3 Most commonly prescribed injections 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 injection Frequency (Percentage (%))
Diclofenac 26(37.0)
Procaine penicillin fortified 17(24.0)
Gentamycin 13(18.0)
Benzyl penicillin 8(11.0)
Cimetidine 3(4.0)
Othersa 4(6.0)
  1. Othersa: Ceftriaxone, Ampicillin, Chloroamphenicol and Hyoscine