Table 5

Antihistamines co-administered with chloroquine over a twenty-year period at a private hospital in Ibadan, south-west Nigeria

Promethazine

Chlorpheniramine

Cyproheptadine

Others


YEAR

N

F

N

F

N

F

N

F


1983

170

74%

11

5%

3

3%

45

20%


1985

209

75.7%

18

6.5%

1

0.4%

48

17.4%


1987

181

63.7%

39

13.7%

4

1.4%

60

21.1%


1989

86

49.1%

70

40%

0

0

19

10.9%


1992

103

52.0%

75

37.8%

0

0

20

10.1%


1995

51

43.2%

55

46.6

3

2.5%

15

12.7%


1997

62

44.3%

48

34.3%

8

5.7%

22

15.7%


N = No. of prescriptions evaluated

F = Frequency of prescription

Gbotosho et al. Malaria Journal 2009 8:313   doi:10.1186/1475-2875-8-313

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