Table 4

Specific antimicrobial prescriptions and categories

Number of prescriptions, n=1212 (%)
Antimicrobial name
Ceftriaxone342 (28.2)
Metronidazole249 (20.5)
Ampicillin152 (12.5)
Ciprofloxacin82 (6.8)
Artemether78 (6.4)
Amoxicillin74 (6.1)
Gentamicin69 (5.7)
Cloxacillin56 (4.6)
Cotrimoxazole19 (1.6)
Artemisinin18 (1.5)
Doxycycline17 (1.4)
Albendazole14 (1.2)
Penicillin13 (1.1)
Erythromycin8 (0.7)
Ampicillin+cloxacillin6 (0.5)
Mebendazole3 (.3)
Quinine3 (.3)
Fluconazole2 (.2)
Nystatin2 (.2)
Other*5 (4.1)
Antimicrobial categoryn=1212 (%)
Antibiotic1089 (89.9)
Antifungal6 (0.5)
Anthelmintic17 (1.4)
Antimalarial100 (8.3)
Antibiotic classn=1089 (%)
Broad spectrum750 (68.9)
Narrow spectrum339 (31.1)
Antimicrobial prescriptions per patient encountern=1082 (%)
0369 (34.1)
1327 (30.2)
2288 (26.6)
382 (7.6)
416 (1.5)
  • *One prescription each of nitrofurantoin, chloramphenicol, vancomycin, micafungin and griseofulvin.