Comparing recurrent antibiotic prescriptions in children treated with a brand name or a generic formulation

Daniele Piovani, Antonio Clavenna, Massimo Cartabia, Angela Bortolotti, Ida Fortino, Luca Merlino, Maurizio Bonati

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Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the rate of recurrent prescriptions and hospital admissions in children receiving a brand name or generic antibiotic prescription. Methods: The data source was a database of reimbursed prescriptions. Outpatient children/adolescents

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-128
Number of pages8
JournalPharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2015



  • Anti-bacterial agents
  • Child
  • Drug utilisation
  • Drugs, generic
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Prescriptions
  • Recurrence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Epidemiology
  • Medicine(all)

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