Table 3

Prescription analysis according to drug group

Drug groupATC classificationTotal number of prescriptions (%)
(n = 3347)
Number of unlicensed and off label prescription items3-150 Number of prescription items off label with respect to dose3-150
Systemic antibacterialsJ01677 (20)106 (16)101 (15)
AntiasthmaticsR03541 (16)61 (11)49 (9)
Emollients and protectivesD02434 (13)23 (5)20 (5)
AnalgesicsN02313 (9.5)16 (5)16 (5)
Ophthalmological and otological preparationsS03276 (8)39 (14)35 (13)
Dermatological corticosteroidsD07177 (5.5)2 (1)0 (0)
EctoparasiticidesP03147 (4.5)3 (2)3 (2)
Dermatological antibioticsD06126 (4)8 (6)6 (5)
Systemic antihistaminesR06111 (3)37 (33)30 (27)
Dermatological antifungalsD01101 (3)6 (6)6 (6)
LaxativesA0651 (1.5)13 (25)13 (25)
Antidiarrhoeal/anti-inflammatory/anti-infectivesA0751 (1.5)4 (8)3 (6)
Anti-inflammatory/anti-rheumaticsM0151 (1.5)6 (12)5 (10)
Other dermatologicalsD1132 (1)00 (0)
Others259 (8)37 (14)33 (13)
Total3347 (100)361320
  • 3-150 Percentage total for each group in parentheses.