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Published online Jun 19, 2012. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-12-78
Table 1
Total number of prescriptions of methylphenidate, dexamfetamine and atomoxetine recorded from 2003 to 2008
 200320042005200620072008Total
Total Number of Prescriptions
11,441
14,763
17,906
22,108
26,205
26,506
118,929
Methylphenidate (n, % of total prescriptions)
11,053 (96.6)
14,233 (96.4)
16,058 (89.7)
19,710 (89.2)
23,255 (88.7)
23,476 (88.6)
107,785 (90.6)
Dexamfetamine (n, % of total prescriptions)
388 (3.4)
352 (2.4)
433 (2.4)
487 (2.2)
494 (1.9)
484 (1.8)
2,638 (2.2)
Atomoxetine (n, % of total prescriptions)N/A*178 (1.2)1,415 (7.9)1,911 (8.6)2,456 (9.4)2,546 (9.6)8506 (7.2)
*N/A: no prescriptions for atomoxetine were issued on the database to a patient in this study in the year 2003; it was marketed in the UK starting 2004.
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