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Table 1 The ATC classification of the products evaluated

From: Regulatory requirements and labeling of commercially available prescription (oral) medicines in Sri Lanka: there is room for improvement

ATC index Number of medicines included in the study Number of different product labels (brands/branded generics/generics) evaluated
N03 Antiepileptics 6 10
N05 Psycholeptics 3 7
N06 Psychoanaleptic 1 3
C05 Vasoprotectives 1 1
C07 Beta blocking agents 1 3
C08 Calcium channel blockers 2 6
C09 Agents acting on the renin–angiotensin system 4 26
C10 Serum lipid reducing agents 2 29
J01 Antibacterial for systemic use 10 29
J05 Antivirals 1 1
B01 Antithrombotic agents 2 15
M01 Anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic products 3 13
M05 Drugs for treatment of bone diseases 1 1
A02 Drugs for acid related disorders 4 14
A03 Drugs for functional gastrointestinal disorders 1 5
A10 Drugs used in diabetes 6 39
H02 Corticosteroids for systemic use 1 3
H03 Thyroid therapy 1 1
R03 Drugs for obstructive airway disease 1 6
G04 Urologicals 1 3
P02 Anthelmintics 1 1
Total 53 216