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Table 3 Number (%) of medications pre and post IBS, AP and IBD, Salford 2002-2011

From: Using read codes to identify patients with irritable bowel syndrome in general practice: a database study

  Pre IBS (n = 7728) Post IBS (n = 7665) Pre AP (n = 39974) Post AP (n = 37851) Pre IBD (n = 1336) Post IBD (n = 1382)
Medications n % n % n % n % n % n %
NICE medications 2395 31.0 4099 53.5 8560 21.4 13871 36.6 389 29.1 442 32.0
Bulking laxatives 288 3.7 629 8.2 754 1.9 1561 4.1 40 3.0 50 3.6
Stimulant laxatives 204 2.6 247 3.2 1106 2.8 1688 4.5 36 2.7 59 4.3
Faecal softeners 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Osmotic laxatives 216 2.8 289 3.8 845 2.1 1550 4.1 27 2.0 50 3.6
Antimotility drugs 246 3.2 429 5.6 727 1.8 979 2.6 132 9.9 169 12.2
Antispasmodic drugs 1328 17.2 3397 44.3 1890 4.7 7035 18.6 157 11.8 149 10.8
Tricyclic antidepressants 397 5.1 553 7.2 1924 4.8 2221 5.9 66 4.9 78 5.6
SSRI 808 10.5 957 12.5 3530 8.8 3955 10.4 101 7.6 129 9.3
Other antidepressants 124 1.6 147 1.9 554 1.4 660 1.7 12 0.9 15 1.1
  1. Medications on the same day were coded as post.