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Table 2 Antibiotic use (DDD/ 1000 patients) in the facilities surveyed in Delhi, India (December 2007-November 2008)

From: Trends in antibiotic use among outpatients in New Delhi, India

Antibiotic name Public sector Private retail Private clinic
  DDD %* DDD %* DDD %*
Cephalosporins J01DA       
Cefuroxime 3132 7.2% 13511 10.8% 8987 11.0%
Cephalexin 971 2.2%     
Cefixime -   8065 6.4% 5919 7.3%
Cefixime + clavulanic acid -   4127 3.3% 2897 3.5%
Others 31   7256   3635  
Subtotal 4134   32959   21929  
Fluoroquinolones J01MA       
Ofloxacin 5516 12.7% 15652 12.5% 13222 16.2%
Ciprofloxacin 4367 10.1% 7557 6.0% 5434 6.7%
Levofloxacin -   5559 4.4% 4586 5.6%
Norfloxacin 2590 6.0% 3332 2.6% 1028 1.3%
Others 86   5639   2750  
Subtotal 12559   37739   27020  
Penicillins J01C       
Amoxicillin 6403 14.7% 8240 6.6% 2263 2.8%
Amoxicillin+Calvulinic acid 2873 6.6% 16299 13.0% 14370 17.6%
Amoxicillin+Cloxacillin -   4082 3.2% 3065 3.8%
Ampicillin 2234 5.1%     
Others 1078   1859   148  
Subtotal 12588   30480   19846  
Macrolides J01FA       
Roxithromycin 3995 9.2% 6836 5.4% 3353 4.1%
Azithromycin 38 0.09% 5404 4.3% 3648 4.5%
Erythromycin 2286 5.3% 2535 2.0% 292 0.3%
Others 0   801   719  
Subtotal 6319   15576   8012  
Tetracycline J01A       
Doxicycline 4210 9.7% 6147 4.9% 4440 5.4%
Tetracycline 1759 4.0% 949 0.8% 7 0.008%
Others 15   12   33  
Subtotal 5884   7108   4480  
Combinations of Sulfonamide with Trimethoprim (J01EE)       
Cotriamoxazole 1806 4.0% 1682 1.3% 180 0.2%
Total DDDs/1000 patients for all antibiotics 43390   125544   81467  
  1. *% of total DDDs/1000 patients for all antibiotics