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Table 4 Top ten drugs involved in medication administration error in the ICU of JUSH, April 2011

From: Medication administration errors in an intensive care unit in Ethiopia

Drug category Frequency (%)
Diclofenac 72 (11.6)
Metronidazole 59 (9.5)
Ceftriaxone 58 (9.3)
Diazepam 51 (8.2)
Cimetidine 48 (7.7)
Phenytoin 45 (7.2)
Crystalline penicillin 27 (4.3)
Ampicillin 24 (3.9)
Pethidine 19 (3.1)
Lovastatin 18 (2.9)
Others* 200 (32.2)
Total 621 (100)
  1. *Others = paracetamol, hydrocortisone, methyldopa, MgSO4.