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Table 6 Drug class prescribed in five community pharmacies in Southern India

From: Assessment of current prescribing practices using World Health Organization core drug use and complementary indicators in selected rural community pharmacies in Southern India

Drug class Frequency (N = 3936) Percentage (%)
Antibacterial 977 24.8
Nutritional Supplements, Vitamins, etc./Saline 483 12.3
Antiulcer 470 11.9
Antiallergic 432 11.0
Antipyretics 379 9.6
Antacid & LB 298 7.6
Antiinflammatory 229 5.8
Analgesics 121 3.1
Anti-diabetics 75 1.9
Anti-cold 73 1.9
Anxiolytics 64 1.6
Steroids 54 1.4
Nasal Decongestants 53 1.3
Anti-vertigo 52 1.3
CVS 45 1.1
OthersaTopicals 131 3.5
  1. aTopical, CNS, Anti-emetic, Anti-amoebic, Laxative, Anti-diarrheal, Urinary Alkalizer, Musculoskeletal, Enzymes, Antispasmodic drugs