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Table 4 Historical Medication Use for TN

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

  Current Medication Use
  Total
(N = 129)
Monotherapy
(N = 49)
Polytherapy*
(N = 35)
No Current Medication
(N = 45)
Number of Medications Taken for TN Ever
 Mean (SD) 3.7 (2.2) 3.0 (1.7) 4.8 (2.5) 3.5 (2.10)
 Median (IQR) 3.0 (2, 5) 3.0 (2, 4) 5.0 (3, 6) 3.0 (2, 4)
 Min-Max 1–13 1–8 2–13 1–12
  1. Nearly half of respondents (62/129; 48%) had at some point discontinued a medication due to lack of efficacy and 51/129 (40%) had discontinued due to side effects (Table 5)