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Table 1 Actions and advice in response to SPs in Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia, 2017

From: Non-prescribed sale of antibiotics for acute childhood diarrhea and upper respiratory tract infection in community pharmacies: a 2 phase mixed-methods study

Type of action and advice Total Childhood diarrhea (n = 50) URTI (n = 50)
Pharmacy (n = 28) Drug store (n = 22) Pharmacy (n = 28) Drug store (n = 22)
Dispensed antimicrobial (s) without prescription 86 21 19 22 24
Asks drug allergies 7 3 4
Instruction on dose and duration 36 12 7 11 6
Instruction on side effects 24 13   8 3
Queries about past medical and medication history 18 7 1 10
Need for prescription 7 4   3  
Advice to visit physician 9 3 2 3 1
Non-pharmacological advice 12 4 2 3 3
  1. Abbreviation: URTIs: Upper Respiratory Tract Infections