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Table 4 Summary of dose of carbamazepine and therapy adherence of TN patients

From: The serotonin transporter gene polymorphism is associated with the susceptibility and the pain severity in Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuralgia patients

Dose Treatment without improvement Treatment with improvement P
400 mg/day 34 55 0.620
800 mg/day 33 71  
>800 mg/day 9 15  
Discontinuation due to side effect 11 6 0.568
Discontinuation due to interventional or surgical treatment 6 4 0.448