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Table 2 Top 20 commonly used antibiotics in frequency (n = 15,119)

From: Cross-sectional study on the drug utilization and evaluation indicator of antibiotics used in pediatric population

Name of drug frequency Proportion /% DDD/g PDD/g
Cefmetazole Sodium for Injection 2792 18.47 4 0.923 ± 0.582
Erythromycin Lactobionate for Injection 2279 15.07 1 0.315 ± 0.312
Amoxicillin/ Potassium Clavulanate for Injection 1621 10.72 3 0.644 ± 0.865
Ceftriaxone sodium for Injection 1437 9.50 2 1.038 ± 0.585
Azithromycin for Suspension 1213 8.02 0.3 0.133 ± 0.062
Cefoperazone / Sulbactam for Injection 1174 7.77 4 0.554 ± 0.785
Azithromycin Injection 651 4.31 0.5 0.236 ± 0.089
Cefdinir Dispersible Tablets 477 3.15 0.6 0.191 ± 0.094
Cefaclor Suspension 459 3.04 1 0.280 ± 0.134
Penicillin Sodium for Injection 442 2.92 3.6 0.315 ± 0.469
Cefamandole Nafate for Injection 388 2.57 6 1.010 ± 0.654
Meropenem for Injection 345 2.28 3 0.219 ± 0.394
Azithromycin Tablets 308 2.04 0.3 0.306 ± 0.108
Cefoxitin Sodium for Injection 236 1.56 6 1.489 ± 0.795
Fluconazole and Sodium Chloride Injection 233 1.54 0.2 0.028 ± 0.035
Amoxicillin / Clavulanate Potassium Tablets 192 1.27 1.5 0.621 ± 0.286
Erythromycin Enteric Capsules 129 0.85 1 0.642 ± 0.215
Benzathine Penicillin for Injection 125 0.83 3.6 0.803 ± 0.335
Ampicillin Sodium / Sulbactam Sodium for Injection 119 0.79 6 1.045 ± 1.148
Cefprozil Dispersible Tablets 118 0.78 1 0.346 ± 0.174
Other 381 2.52 - -
Total 15,119 100 - -
  1. Note: PDD is the average daily dose of corresponding drugs [27, 28]