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Table 4 Drug-related problems (DRPs) identified and classes of medications involved in the occurrence of DRPs among neonates with 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 (%)
Neonates with drug-related problem 98 (48.8)
Drug-related needs and classification of DRPs Indication Unnecessary drug therapy 7 (5.7)
Need an additional drug therapy 40 (33.5)
Effectiveness Ineffective drug therapy 2 (1.6)
Dose too low 24 (19.8)
Safety Dose too high 42 (34.7)
Adverse drug reaction 3 (2.5)
Non-compliance Non-adherence 3 (2.5)
Total number of DRPs identified 121 (100)
Class of medications involved in DRPs Antibiotics 52 (42.9)
Analgesics-Antipyretics 36 (29.7)
Antiepileptic 17 (14.0)
Maintenance fluid 7 (5.7)
Vitamin k 4 (3.3)
Ferrous sulfate/folic acid 3 (2.4)
Others 2 (1.6)
Total 121 (100)
  1. DRPs drug-related problems