Table 1

The licence status

Licence statusNumber of prescriptions (%)
(n = 3347)
Example
Licensed 2828 (84.5)
Unlicensed
 Modified by community pharmacist8 (0.2)Dilution of steroid cream
 “Special formulation”2 (0.1)White soft paraffin/liquid paraffin 50:50
Total unlicensed10 (0.3)
Off label
 Age28 (0.8)Co-amoxiclav 375 mg tablets in 11 year old
 Dose320 (9.6)Sodium cromoglycate inhaler prescribed twice daily
 Route3 (0.1)Salbutamol inhaler through half volumatic
Total off label351 (10.5)
Incomplete data 158 (4.7%)