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Table 1 Most commonly used medicine classes in all study participants and those with polypharmacy

From: Polypharmacy among HIV positive older adults on anti-retroviral therapy attending an urban clinic in Uganda

All Participants Participants with Polypharmacy
Most commonly used medicine classes (n = 636 total different medicines used among 411 participants) Most commonly used medicine classes (n = 289 total different medicines used among 63 participants with polypharmacy)
Drug Class n (%) Drug Class n (%)
Antihypertensive agents 133 (20.9) Antihypertensive agents 72 (24.9)
Diuretics 92 (14.5) Diuretics 48 (16.6)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents 51 (8.0) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents 17 (5.9)
B group vitamins and minerals. 35 (5.5) B group vitamins and minerals 16 (5.5)
General well-being, multiple use preparations like herbs, others 31 (4.9) Beta-adrenergic blocking agents 13 (4.5)
Antidepressants 30 (4.7) Hyperacidity, reflux and ulcers 12 (4.2)
Hyperacidity, reflux and ulcers 28 (4.4) General well-being, multiple use preparations like herbs, others 10 (3.5)
Beta-adrenergic blocking agents 27 (4.3) Antidepressants 9 (3.1)
Simple analgesics and antipyretics 24 (3.8) Hypoglycaemic agents 9 (3.1)
Hypoglycaemic agents 16 (2.5) Simple analgesics and antipyretics 8 (2.8)
  1. n = Absolute numbers; % = percentage