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Table 5 Common prescriptions for acute respiratory symptoms in participants with an acute respiratory illness within the 2 weeks prior to the follow-up assessment

From: Nutritional status, exclusive breastfeeding and management of acute respiratory illness and diarrhea in the first 6 months of life in infants from two regions of Indonesia

Medication type Age 8–10 weeks Age 22–24 weeks
ARI with cough (N = 12) ARI without cough (N = 17) ARI with cough (N = 39) ARI without cough (N = 23)
No medication, n (%) 1 (8) 1 (6) 2 (5) 1 (4)
Cough medication (Glycerylguaiacolate), n (%) 5 (42) 0 (0) 21 (54) 4 (17)
Antihistamine (CTM), n (%) 3 (25) 5 (29) 27 (69) 10 (44)
Mucolytic (Ambroxol), n (%) 0 (0) 1 (6) 10 (26) 4 (17)
Oral Bronchodilator (Salbutamol), n (%) 3 (25) 2 (12) 6 (15) 3 (13)
Antibiotic (Amoxicillin), n (%) 3 (25) 1 (6) 2 (5) 1 (4)
  1. Results are number (percentage)