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Table 4 Use of pain medications by patients with CPSP

From: Chronic pain after groin hernia repair: pain characteristics and impact on quality of life

  4 mo N = 169 1 y N = 103 2 y N = 71
Any pain medication,n (%) 42 (24.9) 28 (27.2) 20 (28.2)
Anti-inflammatory and/or paracetamol,n (%) 32 (18.9) 23 (22.3) 18 (25.4)
Weak opioid without paracetamol,n (%) 2 (1.2) 0 (0) 1 (1.4)
Strong opioid,n (%) 0 (0) 1 (1) 1 (1.4)
Anticonvulsant and/or antidepressant,n (%) 5 (3.0) 1 (1) 1 (1.4)
Other 12 (7.1) 9 (8.7) 4 (5.6)