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Table 3 Frequency, days of prescriptions and interaction characteristics of medicine pairs with potential Drug Incompatibility

From: Potential drug incompatibilities in the neonatal intensive care unit: a network analysis approach

Medicine pairs Number Percent Days of prescriptions Interaction characteristics
Median Range
Ampicillin – Gentamicin 158 14.2 6 1–13 A
Aminophylline – Ampicillin 77 6.91 5 1–11 E
Ampicillin – Fentanyl 61 5.48 5 1–11 A
Cefepime – Fentanyl 35 3.14 5 1–11 B
Aminophylline – Cefepime 32 2.87 5 1–10 B
Aminophylline – Dobutamine 28 2.51 3 1–18 D
Ampicillin – Dobutamine 26 2.33 3 1–10 C
Furosemide – Gentamicin 26 2.33 2 1–10 A
Fentanyl – Meropenem 25 2.24 9 2–18 B
Dobutamine – Furosemide 23 2.06 4 1–48 A
Total 1114 100.00 8 1–48
  1. A: Restrictions on concentration and infusion fluid, B: There is no data, C: Appearance of precipitation, D: Appearance of turbidity, particle formation and/or color, E: Chemical decomposition