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Table 1 Antibiotics prescribed for the management of URTIs

From: Rational prescribing of antibiotics in children under 5 years with upper respiratory tract infections in Kintampo Municipal Hospital in Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana

Antibiotic (n = 237) Frequency (F) Percentage (F × 100/n)
Penicillins
 Amoxicillin suspension 92 38.8
 Amoxicillin + clavulanic acid suspension 41 17.3
 Flucloxacillin suspension 4 1.7
Cephalosporins
 Cefuroxime suspension 44 18.6
 Ceftriaxone injection 1 0.4
Macrolides
 Azithromycin suspension 17 7.2
 Erythromycin suspension 7 3.0
Sulphonamides
 Cotrimoxazole suspension 21 8.9
 Others 10 4.2
 No antibiotic 33 12.2