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Table 4 Median price ratios of lowest priced medicines, private and PROAM sector patient prices

From: Availability, prices and affordability of the World Health Organization’s essential medicines for children in Guatemala

Medicine name Lowest price medication MPR(25th-75thpercentile)
  Private sector PROAM sector
Amoxicillin Suspension 125mg 18.86 (14.65-19.54) n/a
Amoxicillin Suspension 250mg 13.88 (9.60-19.55) 1.85 (1.56-2.04)
Amoxicillin-Clav Suspension 125mg 6.13 (4.50-6.13) n/a
Amoxicillin-Clav Suspension 250mg 2.53 (2.16-2.76) 0.60 (0.53-0.70)
Benzathine Penicillin G Injection 35.54 (19.33-41.78) 4.51 (3.16-5.86)
Carbamazepine Suspension 3.04 (2.70-3.37) n/a
Ceftriaxone Injection 13.20 (7.65-18.70) 1.61 (1.10-1.65)
Cotrimoxazole suspension 10.32 (6.42-16.48) 1.37 (1.20-1.82)
Diazepam Injection 19.70 (16.08-26.26) n/a
Gentamicin Injection n/a 2.77 (2.08-3.46)
Ibuprofen 31.54 (30.07-36.08) n/a
Oral Rehydration Solution, powder 5.01 (4.38-7.51) 1.88 (1.25-2.75)
Paracetamol (Acetaminophen) 6.26 (4.72-7.65) 1.05 (0.89-1.70)
Procaine Penicillin G 10.46 (9.15-12.30) 2.46 (2.04-2.65)
Salbutamol (Albuterol) Inhaler 4.94 (3.49-5.56) 1.20 (0.94-1.21)
Vitamin A 15.13 (12.45-15.58) n/a
  1. * Medicine price ratios (MPRs) were calculated only for medicines with price data from at least 4 medicine outlets.