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Table 3 Medications used for the management of the neonatal sepsis

From: Drug-related problems and its determinant among hospitalized neonates with sepsis at Jimma University Medical Center, Ethiopia: a prospective observational study

Variables Frequency (%)
Number of medications taking during their hospital stay 2.6 ± 0.7a
Antibiotics used (n = 201) Ampicillin + Gentamicin 188 (93.5)
Ceftriaxone + Gentamicin 9 (4.5)
Ampicillin + Ceftriaxone 3 (1.5)
Ceftazidime + vancomycin 1 (0.5)
Non-antibiotic medications used (n = 93) Paracetamol 17 (18.3)
Dextrose 14 (15.0)
Phenobarbital 11 (11.8)
Maintenance Fluid + Blood transfusion 10 (10.8)
Vitamin K 5 (5.4)
Iron + Folic Acid 5 (5.4)
Cimetidine 5 (5.4)
Paracetamol + Vitamin K 5 (5.4)
Paracetamol + Phenobarbital 4 (4.4)
Phenytoin + Phenobarbital 4 (4.4)
Phenobarbital +Calcium Gluconate 4 (4.4)
Phenobarbital + Vitamin K 3 (3.2)
Insulin 3 (3.2)
Others 3 (3.2)
  1. amean ± standard deviation