Table 7

Medications used by ≥ 25% of the survey responders [% use sorted on "ever used"]

Drug (with common USA brand name)

Ever used

Use now

Continuing use

Considered helpful


Acetaminophen [Tylenol]

94

35

37

36

Ibuprofen [Motrin, Advil]

87

36

41

51

Naproxen [Naprosyn, Aleve]

66

13

20

39

Cyclobenzaprine [Flexeril]

64

19

30

58

Amitriptyline [Elavil]

55

12

22

42

Aspirin [Ecotrin]

53

10

19

34

Celecoxib [Celebrex]

48

6

13

40

Rofecoxib [Vioxx]*

48

0

0

39

Codeine + APAP [Tylenol #2 or #3 or #4]

47

4

9

55

Tramadol [Ultram]

46

13

28

44

Hydrocodone + APAP [Vicodin]

44

18

41

75

Propoxyphene + APAP [Darvocet]

44

8

18

54

Zolpidem [Ambien]

41

14

34

64

Sertraline [Zoloft]

41

8

20

40

Fluoxetine [Prozac]

39

8

21

42

Paroxetine [Paxil]

36

4

11

32

Buproprion [Wellbutrin]

35

10

29

41

Trazadone [Desyrel]

33

12

36

51

Gabapentin [Neurontin]

33

12

36

46

Aprazolam [Xanax]

33

10

30

70

Oxycodone + APAP [Percocet, Roxicet]

32

7

22

67

Venlafaxine [Effexor]

30

8

27

44

Melatonin [Melatonex]

28

5

18

35

Diazepam [Valium]

28

3

11

65

Tramadol + APAP [Ultracet]

27

7

26

49

Clonazepam [Klonopin]

25

10

40

61

Valdecoxib [Bextra]*

25

0

0

40


* No longer available in the USA

Bennett et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:27   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-8-27

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