Table 2

Most prevalent therapeutic classes among the study population (n=8932)

Medication therapy classN%
 Oral antidiabetic agent727081.4
 Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs646772.4
 Antihyperlipidaemic agents614468.8
 Proton pump inhibitor254028.4
 ACE inhibitor232125.9
 Injectable antidiabetic agent225325.2
 Calcium channel blocker216224.2
 Corticosteroid, local189221.1
 Diuretic193421.6
 Beta-adrenergic blocker, beta-1 selective180620.2
 Angiotensin II receptor blocker179620.1
 Thyroid analogue135515.1
 Histamine H2 blocker8229.2
 Anticoagulants7067.9
 Corticosteroid, systemic6006.7
 Antiplatelet3574.0