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Table 2 Most frequently prescribed medications among the elderly in long-term care

From: Potentially inappropriate prescriptions for older patients in long-term care

   Proportion of patients (%)
ATC code Medication Men (n = 680) Women (n = 1,953) All (n = 2,633)
N02BE01 Acetaminophen 30.5 38.9 36.7
N05AD01 Haloperidol 21.9 20.1 20.5
N05BA06 Lorazepam 20.2 20.2 20.2
C03CA01 Furosemide 16.2 19.2 18.6
N02BA01 Acetyl salicylic acid 19.1 16.7 17.3
N05BA04 Oxazepam 16.3 17.1 16.9
H03AA01 Levothyroxin sodium 8.4 16.8 14.6
C01DA02 Nitroglycerin 10.0 14.6 13.4
C01AA05 Digoxin 11.6 12.7 12.4
  1. ATC: Anatomical Therapeutic Classification