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Table 2 Baseline medication class in patients

From: Identification and solution of drug-related problems in the neurology unit of a tertiary hospital in China

Number Total
974 (100%)
With DRP 198 (20.3%) Without DRP 776 (79.7%)
Medication
 Antiplatelet agents 798 (81.9) 171 (86.4) 627 (80.8)
 Anticoagulants 44 (4.5) 18 (9.1) 26 (3.4) **
 Antihyperlipidemic agents 842 (86.4) 177 (89.4) 665 (85.7)
 Antihypertensive agents 692 (71.0) 165 (83.3) 527 (67.9) ***
 Antidiabetic agents 318 (32.6) 90 (45.5) 228 (29.4) ***
 Glucocorticoids 96 (9.9) 17 (8.6) 79 (10.2)
 Antiepileptic medications 10 (1.0) 2 (1.0) 8 (1.0)
 Vitamins 258 (26.5) 47 (23.7) 211 (27.2)
 Treatment of prostatic hyperplasia 35 (3.6) 8 (4.0) 27 (3.5)
 Digestive system medications 450 (46.2) 103 (52.0) 347 (44.7)
 Electrolytes 192 (19.7) 49 (24.7) 143 (18.4) *
 TCM medications 830 (85.2) 173 (87.4) 657 (84.7)
 Respiratory medications 93 (9.5) 29 (14.6) 64 (8.2) *
 Antianxiety or Antidepressant 39 (4.0) 10 (5.1) 29 (3.7)
 Sedative hypnotics 108 (11.1) 26 (13.1) 82 (10.6)
 Anti-infective medications 93 (9.5) 37 (18.7) 56 (7.2) ***
 Liver protective medications 113 (11.6) 31 (15.7) 82 (10.6) *
 Others 59 (6.1) 10 (5.1) 49 (6.3)
  1. *p < 0.05; ** p < 0.005; *** p < 0.0001
  2. Abbreviation: TCM traditional Chinese medicine