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Table 8 Appropriateness of antibiotic dose

From: “Appropriateness and adequacy of antibiotic prescription for upper respiratory tract infections in ambulatory health care centers in Ecuador”

Antibiotic Adequate dose Under adequate dose Over adequate dose Total
Pediatric
 Amoxicillin (otitis and sinusitis) 5 (9.09%) 44 (80%) 6 (10.90%) 55
 Amoxicillin (other diagnostics) 14 (6.45%) 112 (51.61%) 91 (41.93%) 217
 Azithromycin 2 (18.18%) 6 (54.54%) 3 (27.27%) 11
 Clarithromycin 6 (30%) 2 (10%) 12 (60%) 20
 Erythromycin 15 (83.33%) 2 (11.11%) 1 (5.55%) 18
 Penicillin G Benzathine 12 (70.59%) 0 (0%) 5 (29.41%) 17
 Cephalexine 2 (50%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 4
 Trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole 2 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2
Total 58 (16.86%) 166 (48.26%) 120 (34.88%) 344
Adults
 Amoxicillin (otitis and sinusitis) 20 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 20
 Amoxicillin (other diagnostics) 85 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 85
 Azithromycin 37 (97.36%) 0 (0%) 1 (2.63%) 38
 Clarithromycin 3 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3
 Erythromycin 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1
 Penicillin G Benzathine 38 (76%) 0 (0%) 12 (24%) 50
 Cephalexine 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1
 Trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole 9 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9
 Ciprofloxacin 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 2
Total 195 (93.30%) 0 (0%) 14 (6.70%) 209