Table 3—

Prescriptions of antibiotics and coprescriptions by classes and diagnoses

MedicationsPneumoniaAcute exacerbation of chronic bronchitisAcute bronchitis
Subjects n 4967623656
Medications
 Macrolides184 (37.1)304 (39.9)1637 (44.8)*
 Aminopenicillins180 (6.3)192 (25.2)1099 (30.1)*
 Aminopenicillins+β lactamase inhabtor71 (14.3)*87 (11.4)293 (8.1)
 1st generation cephalosporins29 (5.8)57 (7.5)379 (10.4)*
 2nd and 3rd generation cephalosporins83 (16.7)149 (19.6)*407 (11.1)
 Synergystins40 (8.1)76 (10)*219 (16.0)
 Quinolone15 (3.0)43 (5.6)*64 (1.8)
 Others#5 (1.0)17 (2.2)70 (1.9)
Coprescriptions
 Mucomodifiers292 (59.5)539 (71.0)*2329 (62.7)
 Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs225 (45.8)246 (32.5)1813 (48.9)*
 Steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs93 (18.9)202 (26.6)*456 (12.3)
 Antitussives122 (24.8)143 (18.8)1040 (28.0)*
 Bronchodilators21 (4.3)116 (15.3)*194 (5.2)
  • Data are presented as n (%)

  • #: aminoglycosides, lincosamide, rifamycin, phenicols, cyclins, sulphonamides

  • *: p<0.05