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Table 2 Proportion of antibiotic types that were dispensed without a valid prescription by pharmacies sampled in the study

From: Pharmacy-based dispensing of antimicrobial agents without prescription in India: appropriateness and cost burden in the private sector

Antimicrobial agents dispensed Proportion of pharmacies dispensing antibiotics in each simulated condition
Upper respiratory tract infection in adult Acute gastro-enteritis in child
n = 115 (%) n = 146 (%)
Amoxicillin 42 (51.2) -
Amoxicillin-clavulanate 2 (2.4) -
Ampicillin-cloxacillin 4 (4.9) -
Cephalexin 2 (2.4) -
Cefixime 2 (2.4) -
Azithromycin 10 (12.2) -
Roxithromycin 3 (3.7) -
Ciprofloxacin 10 (12.2) -
Levofloxacin 3 (3.7) -
Ofloxacin (alone) 4 (4.9) 7 (7.6)
Norflaxacin (alone) - 8 (8.7)
Norfloxacin + Metronidazole - 38 (41.3)
Ofloxacin + Metronidazole - 9 (9.8)
Ofloxacin + Ornidazole - 7 (7.6)
Metronidazole (alone) - 14 (15.2)
Furazolidone - 9 (9.8)