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Table 2 Medication usage patterns among participants in the study conducted at Mettu Karl Referral Hospital, 2019

From: Identification and resolution of drug-related problems among diabetic patients attending a referral hospital: a prospective observational study

Variables Type of medications n %
Antidiabetic medications Metformin 50 15.2
Glibenclamide 9 2.7
Insulin 133 40.3
Metformin + glibenclamide 91 27.6
Metformin + insulin 47 14.2
Cardiovascular medications Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors 87 26.4
Calcium channel blockers 32 9.7
Diuretics 34 10.3
Beta blockers 25 7.6
Lipid-lowering agents Statins 40 12.1
Antiplatelet Aspirin 33 10.0
Antidepressant Amitriptyline 9 2.7
Bronchodilator Salbutamol 8 2.4
Antiretroviral therapy Tenofovir–lamivudine–efavirenz 4 1.2
Others Propylthiouracil, spironolactone and antibiotics 6 1.8
Number of prescribed medications < 5 308 93.3
≥ 5 22 6.7