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Table 2 Average availability of individual children essential medicines in the public and private sectors

From: Availability and affordability of children essential medicines in health facilities of southern nations, nationalities, and people region, Ethiopia: key determinants for access

Name of medicine, strength, dosage form Percentage of outlets where medicine found
Public Sector (n = 30) Private Sector (n = 30)
LP LP HP
Amoxicillin 250 mg Dispersible tablet 53.33 13.33 0
Amoxicillin 125 mg/5 ml Suspension 86.67 93.3 6.67
Amoxicillin + Clavulinc acid 125 mg + 31.25 mg Dispersible tablet 6.67 6.67 0
Amoxicillin + Clavulanic acid 125 mg + 31.25 mg/5 ml Suspension 66.67 86.67 20
Ampicillin 500 mg Powder for Injection 73.33 70 0
Artemether + Lumefantrine 20 mg + 120 mg Dispersible Tab 76.67 83.33 0
Artesunate 60 mg powder for Injection 30 10 0
Benzylpenicillin 1 MIU Powder for Injection 56.67 26.67 0
Beclomethasone 100mcg/dose inhaler 0 0 0
Carbamazepine 100 mg/5 ml Suspension 0 0 0
Ceftriaxone 1 g Powder for Injection 90 100 23.33
Chloramphenicol 1 g Powder for Injection 13.33 6.67 0
Cloxacillin 125 mg/5 ml Suspension 66.67 60 0
Cotrimoxazole (Sulphamethoxazole + Trimethoprim) 100 mg + 20 mg Suspension 86.67 100 3.33
Diazepam 5 mg/ml Injection 76.67 76.67 0
Ferrous salt 30 mg/5 ml Suspension 66.67 83.33 6.67
Gentamycin 40 mg/ml Injection 86.67 73.33 0
Ibuprofen 100 mg/5 ml Syrup 73.33 86.67 0
Isonaized 100 mg Tablet 76.67 0 0
Morphine 10 mg/5 ml Oral Solution 0 0 0
Oral Rehydration Solution Powder to make 1 l 90 100 3.33
Paracetamol 120 mg/5 ml Syrup 73.33 86.67 6.67
Paracetamol 125 mg Suppository 70 93.33 23.33
Penicillin G, Benzanthine n 1.2MIU for Injection 76.67 73.33 0
Phenobarbitone 30 mg Tablet 60 36.67 0
Phenytoin 50 mg Tablet 46.67 40 0
Procaine penicillin 1 MIU Powder for Injection 26.67 13.33 0
Salbutamol puff 100mcg/dose Inhaler 66.67 96.67 3.33
Vitamin A 100,000 IU Capsule 43.33 0 0
Zinc sulfate 20 mg Tablet 90 93.33 0
  1. MIU Million international unit, IU International unit, LP Lowest-priced, HP Highest-priced