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Table 4 Self-reported use of over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics among chronic pain patients related to their prescribed opioid use

From: Prevalence of use of non-prescription analgesics in the Norwegian HUNT3 population: Impact of gender, age, exercise and prescription of opioids

  Chronic pain -persistent users of opioids Chronic pain - non persistent users of opioids Chronic pain- not receiving opioids Non Chronic pain
Paracetamol, N (%) 221 (63.5) 1,043 (71.5) 5,030 (51.6) 7,768 (31.3)
Acetylsalicylic acid, N (%) 35 (11.6) 206 (16.2) 975 (11.0) 1489 (6.2)
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), N (%) 91 (29.6) 457 (35.8) 2437 (27.0) 3591 (15.0)