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Table 1 OTC consumption of the main assortment for privately insured people in 2016

From: The usage of over-the-counter products by private insured patients in Germany – a claims data analysis with focus on complementary medicine

Main assortment   Packages Billing amounta,b
3-digit code Description in Million in % in Million € in %
V04 Diagnostic agents 1.7 7.7 45.5 12.6
R05 Cough and cold preparations 2.5 11.1 29.9 8.3
N06 Psychoanaleptics 0.3 1.4 24.4 6.7
S01 Ophthalmologicals 1.5 6.6 18.0 5.0
A06 Drugs for constipation 0.9 3.9 16.0 4.4
A12 Mineral Supplements 0.7 3.3 14.5 4.0
A07 Antidiarrhealsc 0.7 3.2 14.3 4.0
A09 Digestives, incl. Enzymes 0.2 0.8 12.1 3.3
D01 Antifungalsd 0.6 2.7 11.6 3.2
B03 Antianemic preparations 0.5 2.4 10.1 2.8
  1. a The billing amounts are not identical with the benefit amount (the cost reimbursement principle within the private health insurance), b The billing amount included aid and self-participation c and intestinal antiinflammatory/antiinfective agents, d for dermatological use