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Table 2 Classification of drugs based on therapeutic categories (n = 759)

From: Assessment of primary labeling of medicines manufactured by Nepalese pharmaceutical industries

Therapeutic Categories of Drugs n(%)
Antidepressants 35(4.6)
Antidiabetics 58(7.6)
Antihypertensives 103(13.6)
Antimicrobials 153(20.2)
Lipid- lowering Drugs 23(3.0)
Hypnotics and sedatives 18(2.4)
Antipsychotics 15(2.0)
Corticosteroids 16(2.1)
Vitamins and minerals 65(8.5)
Anti-cold and Cough preparations 13(1.7)
Anticoagulants 5(0.7)
Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Antipyretics 55(7.2)
Antiepileptics 12(1.6)
H1-antihistamines 32(4.2)
Proton-pump inhibitors 27(3.6)
Antiemetics 9(1.2)
Antispasmodics 15(2.0)
Bronchodilators and Anti-asthma Drugs 14(1.8)
Muscle relaxants 14(1.8)
Antigout Drugs 7(0.9)
Tropical Nasal Decongestants 5(0.7)
Miscellaneous 65(8.6)