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Table 5 Which pharmaceutical products are harder to find in Ecuador

From: Attitudes and perceptions of medical doctors towards the local health system: a questionnaire survey in Ecuador

aPharmacological groups n % Example Drugs
Antineoplastic 49 20.1 Pertuzumab, Methotrexate
Antibiotics 43 17.6 Ertapenem, Ciprofloxacin
Antihypertensives 42 17.2 Losartan, Nifedipine, Methyldopa
Analgesics/anesthetics 30 12.3 Paracetamol, Metamizole
Hypoglycemic agents 21 8.6 Insulin, Metformin
Anti-inflammatory 13 5.3 Hydrocortisone, Betamethasone
Anticonvulsants 12 4.9 Carbamazepine
Antidiarrheals 11 4.5 Loperamide
Diuretics 8 3.3 Chlortalidone, Furosemide, Hydralazine
Hypolipidemic drug 8 3.3 Simvastatin, Gemfibrozil
Antiparasitic drugs 7 2.8 Meglumine antimoniate
Total 244 100.0%  
  1. aQ 29 In your experience, which is or what are the most inaccessible pharmaceutical products in Ecuador (Choose up to five)