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Table 2 Therapeutic class for the drug recall data (2010 – January 2019)

From: Medicine recalls in Saudi Arabia: a retrospective review of drug alerts (January 2010–January 2019)

No. No. of occurrence Class Occurrence %
1 23 Antihypertensive 27.7
2 9 Antibiotics 10.8
3 7 Antidiabetic 8.4
4 6 Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory-analgesic 7.2
5 5 Antiplatelet 6.1
6 5 Bronchodilator-long acting beta agonists 6.1
7 4 Plasma volume expander 4.8
8 3 Statins—anticholesterol 3.5
9 3 Anticancer 3.5
10 3 Antacid 3.5
11 3 Corticosteroids 3.5
12 3 Vitamin 3.5
13 2 Antimicrobial and antiseptic oral rinse 2.4
14 2 Vaccine 2.4
15 2 Antiobesity 2.4
16 1 Anthelmintic 1.2
17 1 Anticonvulsant 1.2
18 1 Antiosteoporotic 1.2
19 1 Local anesthetic 1.2
total 84 19-therapeutic class 100