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Table 2 Antibiotics prescribed and given in the ICU

From: The use of antibiotics in the intensive care unit of a tertiary hospital in Malawi

Antibiotic Number of courses prescribed N = 1024 Number of courses given N = 933 Proportion of all antibiotic courses given N = 933 Proportion of patients who were given the antibiotic N = 640
Ceftriaxone 520 470 50.4% 73.4%
Metronidazole 378 354 38.0% 55.3%
Meropenem 43 30 3.2% 4.7%
Ciprofloxacin 17 17 1.8% 2.6%
Cotrimoxazole 15 12 1.3% 1.9%
Piperacillin Tazobactam 13 13 1.4% 2.0%
Gentamycin 13 13 1.4% 2.0%
Doxycycline 4 4 0.4% 0.6%
Amoxicillin Clavulanate 3 3 0.3% 0.5%
Benzyl penicillin 3 3 0.3% 0.5%
Azithromycin 3 3 0.3% 0.5%
Flucoxacillin 2 2 0.2% 0.3%
Amikacin 2 2 0.2% 0.3%
Erythromycin 2 2 0.2% 0.3%
Amoxicillin 1 0 0.0% 0.0%
Ampicillin 1 1 0.1% 0.2%
Ceftazidime 1 1 0.1% 0.2%
Chloramphenicol 1 1 0.1% 0.2%
Clindamycin 1 1 0.1% 0.2%
Cloxacillin 1 1 0.1% 0.2%