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Table 3 The characteristics of medications used to manage patients with T2DM and HTN in Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital, 2017 (n = 203)

From: Assessment of drug related problems among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with hypertension in Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital, Harar, Eastern Ethiopia

Medication characteristics n (%)
DM medication
 Metformin + glibenclamide 78 (38.4)
 Metformin 70 (34.5)
 Insulin + metformin 21 (10.3)
 Insulin 16 (7.9)
 Insulin + glibenclamide 11 (5.4)
 Glibenclamide 7 (3.4)
Classes of HTN medication used
 ACEIs 41 (20.2)
 CCBs 29 (14.3)
 Diuretics 15 (7.4)
 Beta blockers 4 (2.0)
 Centrally acting α2 agonist 4 (2.0)
 Combined classes 67 (33.0)
ADR reported
 Gastrointestinal upset 36 (17.7)
 Dry cough 24 (11.8)
 Hypoglycaemia 7 (3.4)
 Ankle oedema 2 (1.0)
  1. ACEIs angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, CCBs calcium channel blockers