TABLE 1.

Prescriptions and Users of Different Classes of Study Drugs and the Most Frequently Used Individual Drugs Within Each Class

Drugs (Class and Name)Prescriptions, n (%)Users, n (%)
NSAIDs
    Acetic acid derivatives55 (0.1)48 (0.1)
        Diclofenac4241
    Oxicam derivatives133 (0.2)126 (0.3)
        Piroxicam129123
    Proprionic acid derivatives15 654 (18.5)11 216 (24.7)
        Ketoprofen10 4457471
        Flurbiprofen50543900
    Phenamate derivatives1 (0.0)1 (0.0)
    Other NSAIDs*5092 (6.0)4110 (9.1)
        Nimesulide46773760
    Nilfumic acid derivatives32 150 (38.0)21 384 (47.2)
        Niflumic acid26 68117 824
        Morniflumate54694260
Other analgesics
    Acetylsalicylic acid derivatives1421 (1.7)1246 (2.7)
        Acetylsalicylic acid684612
        Imidazolsalicylate592498
    Pyrazolinone derivatives3014 (3.6)2267 (5.0)
        Metamizole12661015
        Propyphenazone combinations17451255
    Aceto anilide derivatives27 089 (32.0)17 292 (38.1)
        Acetaminophen21 91814 256
        Combinations51564063
Total84 609 (100)45 351 (100)
  • * Excluding niflumic acid derivatives.