Table 4

Most commonly prescribed off label and unlicensed drugs

DrugNo of off label/unlicensed prescription episodes (n=455)Status
Benzylpenicillin46Off label dose
Folic acid31Off label dose/indication
Dalivit30Off label dose/age
Vitamin K23Off label dose
Caffeine18Unlicensed - ‘special’
Flucloxacillin16Off label dose
Albumin 15Off label indication
Gentamicin 15Off label dose
Morphine12Off label age/unlicensed
Glycerin9Off label route/indication
Cyclopentolate7Off label age
Sodium chloride6Off label route
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