Journal article

Non-antibiotic medication use in an Indonesian community cohort 0-18 months of age

Jarir At Thobari, Cahya Dewi Satria, Yohanes Ridora, Emma Watts, Amanda Handley, Jane Standish, Novilia S Bachtiar, Jim P Buttery, Yati Soenarto, Julie E Bines

PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Rational medication use for treatment is mandatory, particularly in children as they are vulnerable to possible hazards of drugs. Understanding the medication use pattern is of importance to identify the problems of drug therapy and to improve the appropriate use of medication among this population. METHODS: A post-hoc study of the RV3-BB Phase IIb trial to children aged 0-18 months which was conducted in Indonesia during January 2013 to July 2016. Any concomitant medication use and health events among 1621 trial participants during the 18 months of follow-up were documented. Information on medication use included the frequency, formulation, indication, duration of usage, number ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The vaccine company PT Bio Farma provided support for this study in the form of a salary for the author NSB. The specific role of this author is articulated in the 'author contributions' section. Additionally, PT Biofarma was one of the funders of the RV3-BB Phase IIb trial. Another funding source of the RV3-BB Phase IIb trial was Murdoch Children's Research Institute. The funders had roles in the study design, decision to publish, and preparation of the manuscript.