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Table 3 Utilized medications in the medical ward of DRH, March 01 to May 31, 2014

From: A prospective observational study of drug therapy problems in medical ward of a referral hospital in northeast Ethiopia

Medications N (%)
Antibiotics 192 (29.22)
Diuretics 132 (20.09)
Iron, Ca++, vitamins, and other supplements 60 (9.13)
NSAIDs 45 (6.85)
Antacids and antiulcer 45 (6.85)
Beta blockers 21 (3.2)
Antiretroviral drugs 18 (2.74)
Anti-malaria 15 (2.28)
Digoxin 15 (2.28)
Anticoagulants 12 (1.83)
ACEIs 12 (1.83)
Antifungal 9 (1.37)
Glucocorticoids 9 (1.37)
Insulin 6 (0.91)
calcium channel blockers 6 (0.91)
Propylthirouracil 6 (0.91)
Antiepileptic drugs 6 (0.91)
Antipsychotics 5 (0.76)
Direct vasodilators 5 (0.76)
Antihyperlipidemics 5 (0.76)
Oral hypoglycemic drugs 4 (0.61)
Antiarrhythmic drugs 4 (0.61)
Antiplatelates 4 (0.61)
Antihelmenthics 3 (0.46)
Others 18 (2.74)
Total 657 (100)
  1. Abbreviations: ACEI angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, NSAID Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
  2. Others: antiemetics, antidepressants, sedative-hypnotic drugs, antihistamines, acyclovir, Dextrometrophan, levodopa and carbidopa