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Table 3 Antibiotic content of 104 oral samples purchased in 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 Required active substance (%, min, max) Number of samples Content of active substance mg (% of stated dosage)/tablet or capsule Content too lowa
   Pharmacy Kiosk/Drug store Min Max N (%)
Amoxicillin
500 mg tablet
92.5 - 110 9 11 457 (91.4) 481 (96.2) 4 (25)b
Chloramphenicol
250 mg capsule
95 - 105 19 4 239 (95.6) 260 (104) 0
Ciprofloxacin
500 mg tablet
95 - 105 17 2 481 (96.2) 506 (101.2) 0
Cotrimoxazole
400/80 mg tablet
sulfamethoxazole
trimethoprim
92.5 - 107.5
92.5 - 107.5
20 0 391 (97.8)
58 (72.5)
411 (102.8)
81 (101.3)
0
10 (50)c
Tetracycline
250 mg capsule
95 - 105 8 10 226 (90.4) 259 (103.6) 5 (23)d
Tetracycline
500 mg capsule
95 - 105 2 1 503 (100.6) 514 (102.8) 0
  1. aCompared with pharmacopeial limits [23]
  2. bTwo were obtained from a pharmacy; cAll were obtained from a pharmacy; dOne was obtained from a pharmacy