Table 2

Distribution of antiasthmatic drugs at the index prescription by number of treated children

n%
Monotherapy
 Salbutamol104423.3
 Fluticasone89320.0
 Montelukast59513.3
 Budesonide1032.3
 Nedocromil170.4
 Beclometasone160.4
Others 190.4
Overall 268760.0
Polytherapy
 Salbutamol, fluticasone76117.0
 Salmeterol+fluticasone3167.1
 Salbutamol+sodium cromoglicate1854.1
 Fluticasone, montelukast851.9
 Salbutamol, budesonide821.8
 Salbutamol, salmeterol+fluticasone721.6
 Salbutamol, fluticasone, montelukast461.0
 Salbutamol, montelukast370.8
 Montelukast, salmeterol+fluticasone340.8
 Salbutamol, beclometasone300.7
Others 1403.1
Overall 178840.0