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Table 2 Prescribed medications within the first 4 weeks (n = 475)

From: Management of low back pain in general practice – is it of acceptable quality: an observational study among 25 general practices in South Tyrol (Italy)

Medication n %
One or more medications 443 93.3
Of these (100%)
NSAID 391 88.3
Paracetamol + codeine 46 10.4
Muscle relaxant 40 9.0
Paracetamol 28 6.3
Steroids 23 5.2
Tramadol 13 2.9
Gabapentin 10 2.3
Benzodiazepin 9 2.0
  1. More than one answer allowed.
  2. More than one medication per patient possible.
  3. NSAID: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.