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defined daily doses

Published guidelines by various regulatory authorities for dosage of drugs in which precision of dosage is important.
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High use of HCTZ was defined as filled prescriptions totaling greater than or equal to 50,000 mg of HCTZ, which corresponds to greater than or equal to 2,000 defined daily doses (for example, approximately 6 years of cumulative use).
Aggregation of all the defined daily doses for a group of related drugs can provide a measure of the notional days of treatment for a therapeutic drug group.
Prescription of antihypertensive drugs increased in both groups but significantly more in the intervention group: The mean defined daily doses at 12 months for the intervention group was 3.
For patients receiving non-prophylactic antibiotics, the proportion of patients receiving a particular antibiotic was multiplied by the C-DDD and converted to defined daily doses (DDD) per 1000 patient days (C-DDD/1000).
The anatomical therapeutic chemical classification system with defined daily doses (ATC/DDD).
As a result, use of linezolid at the hospital dropped from 202 defined daily doses in April to 25 in July.
From March to September 2006, the consumption of ertapenem in Infection Service-IOT, in defined daily doses (DDD) was 12.
Moreover, her study found that 10 states had prescribing at the rate of 87-200 defined daily doses per 1,000 Medicaid beneficiaries per day in 2002, while 8 states had prescribing at a rate of 0-39 defined daily doses per 1,000 Medicaid beneficiaries per day.
To facilitate direct comparison of different antimicrobial agents, the total amount of antichlamydial antimicrobial drugs was converted into the standardized unit of defined daily doses (DDD).
Consumption of medications in defined daily doses (DDD) per 1,000 inhabitants per day was highest for psycholeptic drugs, with all other medications far behind.
Patients either of male sex or with more than 180 cumulative defined daily doses within the first year "had a significantly higher risk of developing cancer, and those with both factors had an even greater SIR [standardized incidence ratio] of 1.
Sales data for total antibiotic use (anatomic therapeutic classification [ATC] group J01) and macrolide use (ATC group J01F) were used to express outpatient consumption in defined daily doses (DDD) per 1,000 inhabitants per day, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) (14).