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Table 4 Medications prescribed for Whiplash Associated Disorders by generic name

From: Management of Whiplash Associated Disorders in Australian general practice

Classification Generic   n Per 100 WAD problems (95% CI)
Simple analgesics
Paracetamol Paracetamol 11   8 (3.2–12.9)
NSAID Ibuprofen   5 3.6 (0.5–6.8)
  Diclofenac sodium   4 2.9 (0.1–5.8)
  Naproxen   3 2.2 (0.0–4.6)
  Celecoxib   2 1.5a
  Meloxicam   2 1.5a
  Total 16   
Compound analgesic (opioid) Paracetamol/Codeine 14   10.2 (5.2–15.3)
Compound analgesic (nonopioid) Paracetamol/Caffeine   1 0.7a
  Orphenadrine/Paracetamol   2 1.5a
  Total 3   
Opioid Oxycodone   8 5.8 (0.3–11.4)
  Fentanyl   2 1.5a
  Tramadol   5 3.6 (0.0–7.4)
  Buprenorphine   1 0.7a
  Total 16   
Benzodiazepine Diazepam   9 6.6 (1.9–11.3)
Steroid Prednisolone   2 1.5a
Anti-convulsant Pregabalin   1 0.7a
  Topiramate   1 0.7a
  Total 2   1.4
Antidepressant Amitriptyline   1 0.7a
  Total 74   54 (36–72)
  1. Over-the-counter and GP supplied medications have not been included
  2. a95% CIs not calculable due to low frequency
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