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Table 4 Top 10 antibiotics prescribed by the primary care doctors

From: Use of antibiotics by primary care doctors in Hong Kong

Antibiotics* Number of patients prescribed the antibiotics Percentage of patients prescribed the antibiotics
Aminopenicillins† 153 16.5%
BLBLIs‡ 130 14.0%
Clarithromycin 68 7.3%
Chloramphenicol 57 6.2%
Cefuroxime 40 4.3%
Metronidazole 39 4.2%
Erthromycin 37 4.0%
Levofloxacin 37 4.0%
Azithromycin 36 3.9%
Ampicillin plus cloxacillin 35 3.8%
  1. * These ten antibiotics together account for 68.2% of the total antibiotic use
  2. † Including ampicillin and amoxicillin
  3. ‡ BLBLI, beta-lactam and beta-lactamase inhibitor combinations including amoxicillin-clavulanate and ampicillin-sulbactam