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Table 2 Type of the pharmaceutical medicine cited by the household (PM exclusively group and HM + PM group) used to treat “Palu” at Cotonou and Lobogo, Benin, 2016

From: Between traditional remedies and pharmaceutical drugs: prevention and treatment of “Palu” in households in Benin, West Africa

Type of pharmaceutical drugs  Cotonou Lobogo
HM + PM Group PM exclusively Group HM + PM Group PM exclusively Group
n % n % n % n %
ACT 117 35.45 89 48.90 307 59.96 22 62.86
Quinine 95 28.79 41 22.53 23 4.49 1 2.86
Chloroquine 29 8.79 7 3.85 47 9.18 2 5.71
Sulfadoxine-pyrimetamine 23 6.97 14 7.69 0 0.00 0 0.00
Apipalua 4 1.21 3 1.65 1 0.20 0 0.00
Paracetamol 35 10.61 21 11.54 99 19.34 4 11.43
Others 13 3.94 5 2.75 4 0.78 0 0.00
Forget the name of the PM 12 3.64 2 1.10 31 6.05 6 17.14
Total 330   182   512   35  
  1. HM Herbal Medicine, PM Pharmaceutical Medicine, ACT Artemisinin-Combined Therapy
  2. aApipalu is a HM therapy anti-malarial medicine, in tablets or syrups, package industrially in Benin, n is the number of drugs cited.