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Table 3 Five most prevalent classes of prescription drugs substituted with CaM (brands in parentheses)

From: Exploring the use of cannabis as a substitute for prescription drugs in a convenience sample

  n (%)
Pain medication (n = 1246) 1.246
 Tramadol (Dolol, Gemadol, Nobligan, Mandolgin, Tadol, Tradolan) 339 (27.2)
 Morphin (Contalgin, Depolan, Doltard, Malfin) 193 (15.5)
 Paracetamol (Kodipar, Fortamol, Doleron, Pamol, Panodil, Pinex) 175 (14.2)
 Ibuprofen (Ipren, Ibumetin, Brufen) 151 (12.3)
 Oxycodon (Oxiconti, Oxynorm) 67 (5.4)
Antidepressants (n = 209) 209
 Sertralin (Sertralin, Zoloft) 35 (16.8)
 Citalopram (Citalopram, Cipramil) 29 (13.9)
 Venlafaxin (Venlafaxin, Efexor) 24 (11.5)
 Duloxetin (Duloxetin, Cymbalta) 21 (10)
 Amitriptylin (Amitriptylin, Saroten) 12 (5.7)
Anti-psychotic (n = 82) 82
 Quetiapin (Quetiapin, Seroquel) 32 (39.1)
 Chlorprothixen (Truxal) 14 (17.1)
 Aripiprazol (Abilify) 5 (6.1)
 Mathylphenidat (Ritalin, Concerta) 5 (6.1)
 Olanzapin (Olanzapin, Zyprexa) 4 (4.9)
Anit-epileptic (n = 114) 114
 Gabapentin (Gabapentin) 44 (38.9)
 Pregabalin (Lyrica) 37 (32.7)
 Lamotrigin (Lamotrigine) 5 (4.4)
 Valproat (Deprakine) 4 (3.5)
 Clonazepam (Rivotril) 3 (2.7)
Arthritis medication (n= 236) 236
 Ibuprofen (Ipren, Ibumetin, Brufen) 123 (52.1)
 Diclofenac (Arthrotec, Diclon, Diclofenac, Voltaren) 16 (6,9)
 Methrotrexat (Metex, Meteozane) 16 (6.9)
 Paracetamol (Pamol, Panodil) 9 (3.9)
 Naproxen (Naproxen) 7 (3)
Drugs listed in “Other” divided into categories: (n= 432) 432
 Sleep medication (Circadin, Melatonin, Halcion, Imozop, Nitrezepam, Zonoct, Stilnoct, Zolpidem, Propavan, Zopiclone) 69 (16)
 ADHD medication (Ritalin, Stratea, Elvanse, Concerta, Medikinet, Motiron Methylphenidate) 59 (13.7)
 Anxiety medication (Alprazolam, Alprox, Diazepam, Oxapax, Oxazepam, Lorazepam, Stesolid, Hydroxyzine, Atarax) 35 (8.1)
 Pain medication (Panodil, Morphin, Tramadol, Dolol, Ibuprofen) 35 (8.1)
 Muscle relaxants (Baklofen, Sirdalud, Klorozoxazon, tizanidin) 25 (5.8)
 Migraine medication (Sumatriptan, Dixarit, Migea, Triptaner, Imigran, Zomig, Relpax) 25 (5.8)
 Topical medication (Dermovat, Locoid, Daivobet, Calcipotriol, Elocon, Zovir, Xamiol) 20 (4.6)
 Blood pressure medication (Amlodipine, Ancozan, Aprovel, Candesartan, Doxasozin, Verapamil) 18 (4.2)
 Prednisolone (Adrenal cortex hormone) 17 (3.9)