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Table 5 Top active substances prescribed to study participants (ATC level 5)

From: Drug utilization patterns among elderly hospitalized patients on poly-pharmacy in Punjab, Pakistan

Name ATC Code Frequency (n = 3179) Percentagea Trend in use
Amlodipine C08CA01 78 13 Medium
Aspirin N02BA01 54 9 Low
Atenolol C07AB03 62 10.3 Medium
Captopril C09AA01 53 8.8 Low
Ceftriaxone J01DD04 241 40.2 High
Dexamethasone R01AD03 61 10.2 Medium
Diclofenac sodium M01AB05 111 18.5 Medium
Furosemide C03CA01 68 11.3 Medium
Lactulose A06AD11 49 8.2 Low
Metformin A10BA02 53 8.8 Low
Metoclopramide A03FA01 86 14.3 Medium
Metronidazole A01AB17 119 19.8 Medium
Omeprazole A02BC01 308 51.3 High
Paracetamol N02BE01 305 50.8 High
Simvastatin C10AA01 63 10.5 Medium
  1. aPercentages given with respect to the total sample size of patients