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Table 6 Percentage distribution of availability of non-expired drugs in selected healthcare facilities in Nigeria, 2013/2014

From: Assessment of primary health care facilities’ service readiness in Nigeria

Drug Name Anambra Bauchi Bayelsa Cross River Ekiti Imo Kaduna Kebbi Kogi Niger Osun Taraba Total
Antibiotics              
Ceftriaxone 24.6 15.6 30.4 14.2 8.7 20.9 33.0 8.1 23.3 13.0 13.6 21.2 18.8
Ampicillin 35.2 14.6 29.3 22.9 16.4 28.3 37.2 9.6 25.2 20.7 14.5 27.5 23.4
Gentamicin 72.9 23.6 60.8 52.2 49.5 76.1 58.6 16.3 62.6 68.8 42.5 59.6 53.6
Metronidazole 70.9 38.7 68.0 54.6 70.7 71.7 74.0 23.9 62.6 61.1 57.0 66.8 59.9
Azithromycin 11.6 3.3 22.1 13.2 5.3 11.3 20.5 7.7 9.7 9.1 5.1 8.3 10.5
Benzanthine benzyl penicillin 39.2 16.5 33.2 42.0 20.7 52.2 43.3 11.0 33.0 53.4 29.0 38.3 34.4
Chloramphenicol 41.2 29.7 27.6 12.2 24.0 30.9 43.3 16.3 31.1 38.5 29.0 27.5 29.3
Amoxicilline for children (125 mg) 50.3 43.4 58.0 37.1 48.1 45.2 62.8 14.8 46.6 46.6 62.2 48.7 46.9
Benzylpenicillin for children 44.7 21.2 33.7 43.4 25.5 51.3 47.4 12.4 36.4 54.8 29.4 44.6 37.1
Anesthetics              
Diazepam 56.3 21.7 53.6 33.7 40.4 41.3 43.3 10.5 31.6 31.7 39.3 37.3 36.5
Oxytocin              
Oxytocin (Syntocinon) 56.3 33.0 55.8 42.9 27.9 58.7 51.6 18.2 38.8 46.2 32.2 41.5 41.9
Ergometrine 53.3 34.4 58.6 56.6 54.3 64.8 46.5 19.6 50.5 50.0 44.9 56.5 49.1
Gastro-Intestinal              
Magnesium Sulphate 10.6 15.1 27.6 10.7 14.9 17.0 26.1 17.2 14.1 17.3 7.9 9.8 15.7
Oral rehydration solution (ORS) 73.4 47.6 70.2 36.6 66.4 60.0 60.9 27.3 48.1 60.1 37.4 53.9 53.3
Zinc for children 56.8 29.3 34.3 13.2 3.9 41.7 24.7 11.0 17.0 9.1 18.7 9.3 22.4
Misoprostol (Mifepristone) 19.1 15.1 31.5 7.3 16.4 17.0 40.0 10.1 10.7 16.4 12.6 9.3 17.1
Hypertension Drug              
Nifedipine 34.2 24.1 49.2 15.1 20.7 30.9 43.7 10.1 24.8 10.6 16.8 24.9 25.2
Anti-malaria              
Artemisinin combination therapy for children 84.4 63.7 66.3 58.5 70.2 72.2 52.1 15.3 67.5 54.3 70.1 43.0 59.8
Anti anaemia              
Ferrous salt 74.9 48.1 64.6 68.8 73.6 75.2 74.9 22.5 71.8 65.4 63.6 72.0 64.6
Folic acid 81.9 59.4 80.1 76.6 79.3 85.2 80.5 30.1 81.1 73.1 86.5 78.2 74.3
Mineral supplements              
Calcium Gluconate 26.1 6.6 22.1 11.2 7.2 22.2 15.8 5.7 16.0 5.8 7.9 6.2 12.7
Sodium Chloride (Saline Solution/NaCl) 42.2 24.1 58.0 29.3 32.2 45.2 47.9 12.9 41.3 35.1 32.2 37.3 36.3
Vitamin A for children 76.4 45.3 65.2 57.6 58.2 62.2 36.7 14.4 39.3 32.7 33.6 35.2 46.2
Anti-Allergies              
Betamethasone or Dexamethasone 40.7 18.9 38.1 17.1 11.5 20.9 29.8 8.1 29.1 16.8 12.2 23.3 21.9
Contraceptive              
Medroxyprogesterone acetate 45.2 44.8 26.5 36.6 16.8 19.1 47.9 12.9 21.4 27.4 27.6 30.6 29.7
Pain and Palliative Care              
Paracetamol 87.4 48.1 78.5 72.7 83.7 91.3 82.3 34.5 85.4 85.6 60.8 82.4 74.3
Anthelminthics              
Albendazole for children 65.3 58.0 62.4 70.7 54.8 50.4 63.3 15.3 54.4 47.6 29.4 63.7 52.7