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Table 1 Characteristics of antibiotic products purchased by simulated clients at medicine outlets in Surabaya, Indonesia

From: Cross-sectional study of availability and pharmaceutical quality of antibiotics requested with or without prescription (Over The Counter) in Surabaya, Indonesia

Antibiotic
samples
Amoxicillin
500 mg
(10 tablets)
N = 20
Chloramphenicol
250 mg
(20 caps.c)
N = 23
Ciprofloxacin
500 mg
(10 tablets)
N = 19
Co-
trimoxazole
480 mg
(10 tablets)
N= 20
Tetracycline
250 mg
(10 caps.)
N = 19
Tetracycline
500 mg
(10 caps.)
N = 3
Total
N = 104
Medicine outlet        
   pharmacy/kiosk/drug store 9/11/0 19/4/0 17/2/0 20/0/0 8/10/1 2/1/0 75/28/1
Prescription        
   yes/no 5/15 5/18 5/14 6/14 4/15 1/2 25/79
Packaging        
   blister/plastic bag 20/0 14/9 19/0 20/0 12/7 2/1 87/17
Registration        
   generic/branded generic 20/0 18/5 19/0 17/3 7/12 2/1 83/21
Pricea/sample        
   range 290-5000 150-1000 400-8000 145-870 138-1000 300-750 138-8000
   median (IQR)b 500 (313-700) 325 (250-500) 850 (500-850) 223 (200-405) 800 (150-900) 400(300-750) 500 (250-800)
  1. aIn rupiah, bInterquartile range, cone pharmacy dispensed 17 capsules