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Table 3 History of Specific Medication Use for TN, n (%)

From: Burden of illness of trigeminal neuralgia among patients managed in a specialist center in England

Medication, (N = 129) Never took Currently taking Took but stopped within last 6 months Took but stopped more than 6 months ago
Carbamazepine 18 (14) 30 (23) 5 (4) 76 (59)
Oxcarbazepinea 43 (34) 39 (31) 9 (7) 37 (29)
Gabapentina 71 (56) 8 (6) 0 49 (38)
Pregabalina 92 (72) 11 (9) 2 (2) 23 (18)
Phenytoina 119 (93) 2 (2) 1 (1) 6 (5)
Amitriptylinea 97 (76) 1 (1) 1 (1) 29 (23)
Nortriptylinea 119 (93) 1 (1) 1 (1) 7 (6)
Drug patches or lidocaine cream, spraya 111 (87) 3 (2) 2 (2) 12 (9)
Opioids, eg, morphine, fentanyl patchesa 116 (91) 2 (2) 1 (1) 9 (7)
Tramadola 114 (89) 2 (2) 2 (2) 10 (8)
NSAIDs for TNb 86 (68) 7 (6) 3 (2) 31 (24)
Lamotriginea 94 (73) 21 (16) 6 (5) 7 (6)
Duloxetinea 124 (97) 2 (2) 0 2 (2)
Botulinum Toxina 127 (99) 1 (1) 0 0
  1. aMissing n = 1; bMissing n = 2
  2. NSAIDs non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; TN trigeminal neuralgia