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Table 3 Most frequent conventional drugs according to age group and gender

From: Pharmacotherapy of elderly patients in everyday anthroposophic medical practice: a prospective, multicenter observational study

Medication [ATC classification] Total Gender Age (y)
    Male Female 60-74 75-79 > 80
  N % n % n % n % n % n %
Total 16910 100.0 5661 100.0 11249 100.0 9303 100.0 2795 100.0 4812 100.0
AGENTS ACTING ON THE RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM [C09] 1218 7.2 469 8.3 749 6.7 714 7.7 208 7.4 296 6.2
ANALGESICS [N02] 945 5.6 298 5.3 647 5.8 571 6.1 78 2.8 296 6.2
PSYCHOLEPTICS [N05] 823 4.9 281 5.0 541 4.8 400 4.3 144 5.2 279 5.8
DIURETICS [C03] 795 4.7 266 4.7 529 4.7 301 3.2 157 5.6 337 7.0
BETA BLOCKING AGENTS [C07] 740 4.4 275 4.9 465 4.1 453 4.9 116 4.2 171 3.6
PSYCHOANALEPTICS [N06] 711 4.2 242 4.3 469 4.2 329 3.5 135 4.8 247 5.1
CARDIAC THERAPY [C01] 648 3.8 205 3.6 358 3.2 215 2.3 116 4.1 317 6.6
ANTI-PARKINSON DRUGS [N04] 643 3.8 363 6.4 280 2.5 296 3.2 153 5.5 194 4.0
ANTITHROMBOTIC AGENTS [B01] 559 3.3 245 4.3 314 2.8 205 2.2 117 4.2 237 4.9
ANTIINFLAMMATORY AND ANTIRHEUMATIC PRODUCTS [M01] 552 3.3 148 2.6 404 3.6 316 3.4 78 2.8 158 3.3
DRUGS FOR ACID RELATED DISORDERS [A02] 506 3.0 150 2.6 356 3.2 300 3.2 57 2.0 149 3.1
CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS [C08] 489 2.9 191 3.4 298 2.6 208 2.2 125 4.5 156 3.2
THYROID THERAPY [H03] 440 2.6 63 1.1 377 3.4 319 3.4 61 2.2 60 1.2
DRUGS FOR OBSTRUCTIVE AIRWAY DISEASES [R03] 438 2.6 171 3.0 267 2.4 226 2.4 100 3.6 112 2.3
DRUGS USED IN DIABETES [A10] 426 2.5 167 3.0 259 2.3 274 2.9 76 2.7 76 1.6
MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS [A12] 422 2.5 79 1.4 343 3.0 254 2.7 44 1.6 124 2.6
ANTIBIOTICS [J01] 366 2.2 115 2.0 251 2.2 205 2.2 64 2.3 97 2.0
LIPID MODIFYING AGENTS [C10] 333 2.0 141 2.5 192 1.7 237 2.5 54 1.9 42 0.9
Other n < 300 5856 34.6 1792 31.7 4150 36.9 3480 37.4 912 32.6 1464 30.4