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Table 4 Responders after each capsaicin 8% patch treatment

From: Effectiveness of the capsaicin 8% patch in the management of peripheral neuropathic pain in European clinical practice: the ASCEND study

NPRS ‘average pain’ score reduction Responders, n (%)
First treatment (n = 412)
 ≥30% reduction from baseline to Weeks 2 and 8 183 (44.4)
 ≥50% reduction from baseline to Weeks 2 and 8 108 (26.2)
Second treatment (n = 161)
 ≥30% reduction from baseline to Weeks 2 and 12 79 (49.1)
 ≥50% reduction from baseline to Weeks 2 and 12 49 (30.4)
Third treatment (n = 59)
 ≥30% reduction from baseline to Weeks 2 and 12 29 (49.2)
 ≥50% reduction from baseline to Weeks 2 and 12 18 (30.5)
  1. NPRS numeric pain rating scale