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Table 4 Types of antibiotics prescribed

From: Antibiotic prescribing in public and private practice: a cross-sectional study in primary care clinics in Malaysia

  Public Private Overall
Antibiotic n (%) n (%) n (%)
Penicillins 391 (51.0) 1451 (27.7) 1842 (30.7)
 Amoxicillin 210 (27.4) 1037 (19.8) 1247 (20.8)
 Cloxacillin 126 (16.4) 232 (4.4) 358 (6.0)
 Bacampicillin 24 (3.1) 130 (2.5) 153 (2.6)
 Ampicillin 24 (3.1) 46 (0.9) 70 (1.2)
 Phenoxymethyl penicillin 5 (0.6) 2 (0.03) 7 (0.1)
Cephalosporins 76 (9.9) 1341 (25.6) 1417 (23.6)
 Cephalexin 60 (7.9) 732 (14.0) 792 (13.2)
 Cefuroxime 10 (1.4) 337 (6.4) 348 (5.8)
 Cefadroxil - 90 (1.7) 90 (1.5)
 Cefaclor - 73 (1.4) 73 (1.2)
 Ceftriaxone 5 (0.7) 42 (0.8) 47 (0.8)
 Cefoperazone, combinations - 32 (0.6) 32 (0.5)
Macrolides 251 (32.7) 707 (13.5) 958 (16.0)
 Erythromycin 251 (32.7) 357 (6.8) 607 (10.1)
 Clarithromycin - 164 (3.1) 164 (2.7)
 Azithromycin - 153 (2.9) 153 (2.5)
 Roxithromycin - 33 (0.6) 33 (0.6)
Penicillin, combinations 5 (0.7) 690 (13.2) 695 (11.6)
 Amoxicillin and enzyme inhibitor 5 (0.7) 674 (12.9) 679 (11.3)
Quinolones - 451 (8.6) 451 (7.5)
 Ciprofloxacin - 343 (6.6) 343 (5.7)
 Ofloxacin - 53 (1.0) 53 (0.9)
Tetracyclines 13 (1.7) 260 (5.0) 273 (4.6)
 Doxycycline 13 (1.7) 246 (4.7) 260 (4.3)
Other antibiotics 20 (2.6) 161 (3.1) 181 (3.0)
 Metronidazole 20 (2.6) 152 (2.9) 172 (2.9)
Sulfonamides & trimethoprim 11 (1.5) 113 (2.2) 124 (2.1)
 Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim 11 (1.5) 111 (2.1) 122 (2.0)
Lincosamides - 53 (1.0) 53 (0.9)
 Lincomycin - 34 (0.7) 34 (0.6)
Aminoglycosides - 10 (0.2) 10 (0.2)
Carbapenem - 5 (0.1) 5 (0.1)