Table 3.

The 5 Most Frequently Prescribed Drugs in 4 Different Hospital Units During the 5-Week Investigation Period

MCU%*NICU%SICU%PICU%Total%
Acetaminophen4Caffeine11Nystatin17Amphotericin B9Nystatin5
Amphotericin B3Nystatin9Cisapride8Cisapride7Cisapride4
Ondansetron3Vitamin D3 and E7Acetaminophen5Acetaminophen6Acetaminophen4
Furosemide2Ipratropium and salbutamol5Cefotaxime5Cotrimoxazole6Caffeine4
Spironolactone2Tobramycin5Furosemide4Furosemide6Furosemide3
  • *  % indicates the percentage of all drug prescriptions in the hospital unit.