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Table 2 Most frequently prescribed drugs by ATC codes

From: Frequency and clinical relevance of potential cytochrome P450 drug interactions in a psychiatric patient population – an analysis based on German insurance claims data

  All patients (n = 1221)
Most commonly prescribed drugs by ATC codes Single prescriptions Number of patients (%)
N06 – Antidepressants 14,001 973 (79.7)
J01 – Antibacterials 3812 885 (72.5)
N05 – Antipsychotics 20,021 844 (69.1)
M01 – Anti-inflammatory/antirheumatic 3728 740 (60.6)
N02 – Analgesics 5996 553 (45.3)
A02 – Drugs for acid-related disorders 3333 475 (38.9)
A03 – Drugs for functional gastrointestinal disorders 1222 366 (30.0)
D07 – Corticosteroids 902 324 (26.5)
R06 – Antihistamines 1573 317 (26.0)
C07 – Beta-blocking agents 2867 307 (25.1)
  
Sum 89,361 N/A
  1. The relative frequency (n) and number of patients who were prescribed the drug (n, %) are shown. Note that patients could be prescribed several drug classes