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Table 2 Forms of acetaminophen preparations in 13868 prescriptions, stratified by patient’s group and prescriber’s specialty

From: Dosing variability in prescriptions of acetaminophen to children: comparisons between pediatricians, family physicians and otolaryngologists

  No. of prescriptions Liquida(%) Tablet (%) Capsule (%) Othersb(%)
Infant      
 Pediatrics 962 358 (37.2) 594 (61.7) 10 (1.0)  
 Family medicine 374 109 (29.1) 257 (68.7) 8 (2.1)  
 Otolaryngology 347 73 (21.0) 270 (77.8) 2 (0.6)  
Preschool child      
 Pediatrics 1752 378 (21.6) 1352 (77.2) 22 (1.3) 2 (0.6)
 Family medicine 1007 169 (16.8) 797 (79.1) 41 (4.1)  
 Otolaryngology 1162 143 (12.3) 1010 (86.9) 4 (0.3)  
Child      
 Pediatrics 1833 142 (7.7) 1649 (90.0) 42 (2.3) 5 (0.4)
 Family medicine 1528 100 (6.5) 1388 (90.8) 40 (2.6)  
 Otolaryngology 1565 72 (4.6) 1458 (93.2) 35 (2.2)  
Adolescent      
Pediatrics 806   806 (100.0)   
 Family medicine 1367   1366 (100.0) 1 (0.1)  
 Otolaryngology 1165   1165 (100.0)   
  1. a including syrup and elixir.
  2. b including suppository and oral granules.