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Table 4 Top ten drugs associated with medication prescribing errors in the pediatric ward of Dessie referral hospital, February 17 - March 17, 2012

From: Medication prescribing errors and associated factors at the pediatric wards of Dessie Referral Hospital, Northeast Ethiopia

Specific drug name Wrong dose Incomplete prescriptions Wrong route Wrong frequency Wrong dosage form Inappropriate indication Total Frequency (%)
Paracetamol 0 29 0 0 0 0 29 (13.00)
Amoxicillin 0 18 0 0 10 0 28 (12.55)
Ampicillin 16 2 0 6 0 0 24 (10.76)
Vitamin A 6 12 0 1 0 0 19 (8.52)
Gentamicin 15 1 0 2 0 0 18 (8.07)
Ceftriaxone 13 4 0 0 0 0 17 (7.62)
Crystalline penicillin 5 7 0 0 0 0 12 (5.38)
Diclofenac 1 9 1 0 0 0 11 (4.93)
Cotrimoxazole 0 4 0 0 3 0 7 (−)
Salbutamol 3 4 0 0 0 0 7 (−)