Total antibiotic consumption in England in 2017, by group

In 2017, pencillins (excluding inhibitors) was the antibiotic group with the highest consumption in England. The defined daily dosage of penicillin (excluding inhibitors) in England amounted to approximately 7.88 per 1,000 population per day. Tetracyclines had the second highest consumption in this year with a DDD of 4.7 per 1,000 population.

Total consumption of antibiotics in England in 2017, by antibiotic groups

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Release date

October 2018


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Consumption in primary and secondary care.
DDD is the defined daily dose.
Data rounded to two decimal points.

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