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Table 4 Retail price comparison of the antibiotics

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

Antibiotics Recom-
mendeda
retail priceb
Actual retail priceb per capsule or tablet
median (IQR)
   In pharmacies In kiosks p-value Generic Branded generic p-value
Amoxicillin
500 mg tablet
403 300
(300-400)
700
(500-1000)
0.00 500
(313-700)
Not available -
Chloramphenicol
250 mg capsule
237 258
(230-470)
875
(563-1000)
0.00 254
(224-500)
500
(460-875)
0.00
Ciprofloxacin
500 mg tablet
950 850
(500-1000)
5000
(2000-8000)
0.00 850
(500-1000)
Not available -
Cotrimoxazole
480 mg tablet
205 223
(200-405)
Not available - 220
(200-260)
850
(200-870)
0.00
Tetracycline
250 mg capsule
125 150
(150-200)
900
(800-1000)
0.00 150
(150-200)
850
(800-1000)
0.00
Tetracycline
500 mg capsule
266 350
(300-400)
750
(750-750)
0.17 350
(300-400)
750
(750-750)
0.17
  1. a Maximum retail price set by the Minister of Health in March 2006 [25]
  2. IQR= interquartile range
  3. b In rupiah