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Table 5 Symptoms and associated medications use

From: Patient-orientated longitudinal study of multiple sclerosis in south west England (The South West Impact of Multiple Sclerosis Project, SWIMS) 1: protocol and baseline characteristics of cohort

Symptom Number (%) of participants
with current symptom
Associated
medication
Number (%) of participants
with current symptom
Number (%) of participants
without current symptom
    currently taking
associated medication
not currently taking,
but previously taken,
associated medication
currently taking
associated medication
Fatigue 769 (80) Amantadine 33 (4) 35 (5) 2 (1)
   Modafinil 17 (2) 16 (2) 1 (1)
Bladder 756 (78) Desmopressin spray 6 (1) 9 (1) 0
   Desmopressin tablets 5 (1) 3 (0) 0
   Oxybutinin 93 (12) 64 (8) 6 (3)
   Tolterodine 63 (8) 25 (3) 2 (1)
   Trimethoprim 27 (4) 35 (5) 2 (1)
Pain (including visual pain) 681 (71) Amitriptyline 123 (18) 85 (12) 19 (7)
   Carbemazepine 39 (6) 47 (7) 4 (1)
   Co-codamol 107 (16) 117 (17) 8 (3)
   Gabapentin 83 (12) 48 (7) 5 (2)
   Ibruprofen 127 (19) 194 (28) 28 (10)
   Nabilone 6 (1) 7 (1) 0
   Paracetamol 188 (28) 193 (28) 28 (10)
Spasticity 672 (70) Baclofen pump 6 (1) 1 (0) 2 (1)
   Baclofen tablets 163 (24) 78 (12) 17 (6)
   Botulinum toxin 2 (< 1) 0 (0) 0
   Clonazepam 24 (4) 9 (1) 2 (1)
   Dantrolene 7 (1) 5 (1) 1 (< 1)
   Diazepam 26 (4) 64 (10) 4 (1)
   Tizanidine 45 (7) 16 (2) 2 (1)
Pain (excluding visual pain) 670 (69) Amitriptyline 123 (18) 86 (13) 19 (6)
   Carbemazepine 39 (6) 47 (7) 4 (1)
   Co-codamol 104 (16) 117 (17) 11 (4)
   Gabapentin 82 (12) 48 (7) 6 (2)
   Ibruprofen 126 (19) 189 (28) 29 (10)
   Nabilone 6 (1) 6 (1) 0
   Paracetamol 185 (28) 192 (29) 31 (11)
Depression 484 (50) Citalopram 34 (7) 15 (3) 3 (1)
   Fluoxetine 47 (10) 33 (7) 14 (3)
   Paroxetine 9 (2) 12 (3) 7 (2)
   Sertraline 13 (3) 3 (1) 3 (1)
Constipation 421 (44) Fybogel 32 (8) 76 (18) 8 (2)
   Senna 65 (15) 98 (23) 7 (1)
Sexual problems 256 (27) Viagra 34 (13) 16 (6) 9 (1)
Sexual problems (males only) 129 (541) Viagra 34 (26) 15 (12) 9 (1)
Tremor 248 (26) Propranolol 10 (4) 7 (3) 5 (1)
  1. 1 54% of males in study sample.