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Table. 3.

Table. 3.

Top 20 medications with prescription including splitted tablet in 2016

API* name (Strength)Number of prescriptionsLow doseAPI* name (Strength)Prescription portion (%)Low dose

Based on number of prescriptionBased on percentage of prescription
1Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride (60 mg)1,093,85230 mgFormoterol fumarate (40 μg)89.920 μg
2Chlorpheniramine maleate (2 mg)552,441-Salbutamol sulfate (4 mg)89.42 mg
3Streptodornase/Streptokinase (2500IU/10000IU)500,228-Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride (30 mg)84.4-
4Methyl prednisolone (4 mg)285,2931 mgDigoxin (250 μg)83.0-
5Chlorpheniramine maleate/ Dihydrocodeine tartrate/ DI-Methylephedrine HCl/Guaifenesin (1.5/5/17.5/50 mg)234,189-Perphenazine (4 mg)81.8-
6Prednisolone (5 mg)194,526-Formoterol fumarate (20 μg)78.5-
7Microencapsulated acetaminophen (325 mg)194,40080, 160 mgPseudoephedrine hydrochloride (60 mg)78.130 mg
8Levocetirizine HCl (5 mg)176,945-Clemastine fumarate (1.34 mg)76.5-
9Piprinhydrinate (3 mg)164,167-Ketotifen fumarate (1.38 mg)76.0-
10Ambroxol hydrochloride (30 mg)147,644-Fenoterol HBr (2.5 mg)71.8-
11Diazepam (2 mg)139,954-Ambroxol hydrochloride/ Clenbuterol HCl (30 mg/20 μg)70.9-
12Levodropropizine (60 mg)125,124-Spironolactone (50 mg)68.2-
13Mequitazine (5 mg)113,624-Furosemide (40 mg)68.2-
14Bromhexinev Hydrochloride (8 mg)108,978-Mequitazine (5 mg)66.3-
15Ketotifen fumarate (1.38 mg)107,315-Hydrochlorothiazide (25 mg)64.3-
16Hydrochlorothiazide (25 mg)104,012-Betamethasone/Dl-Chlorpheniramine maleate (0.25 mg/2 mg)63.7-
17Microencapsulated acetaminophen (160 mg)87,73580 mgBromazepam (3 mg)63.1-
18Formoterol fumarate (20 μg)83,488-Warfarin sodium (5 mg)63.12 mg
19Hydroxyzine HCl (10 mg)73,175-Propranolol HCl (5 mg)63.0-
20Alprazolam (0.25 mg)69,989-Chlorthalidone (25 mg)62.8-

API: Active pharmaceutical ingredient (Strength)

Korean J Clin Pharm 2019;29:231-7 https://doi.org/10.24304/kjcp.2019.29.4.231
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