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Table 3 Specific conventional medicines prescribed for the three main categories of reasons for consultation

From: Economic impact of homeopathic practice in general medicine in France

Type de medicines CM group Mx group Ho group p
(N = 1691) (N = 3187) (N = 1501)
A: Diseases of the respiratory system including otolaryngology     
    At least one analgesic or NSAID (N02 and M01) 590 (34.9) 1013 (31.8) 261 (17.4) <0.0001
    At least one nasal preparation (R01) 158 (9.3) 277 (8.7) 50 (3.3) <0.0001
    At least one antibiotic (J01) 186 (11.0) 341 (10.7) 90 (6.0) <0.0001
B: Diseases of the musculoskeletal system     
    At least one analgesic (N02A and N02B) 123 (7.3) 200 (6.3) 37 (2.5) <0.0001
    At least one NSAID (without ASA) (M01A) 286 (16.9) 479 (15.0) 129 (8.6) <0.0001
C: Neurotic disorders and sleep disorders     
    At least one psychotropic drug (N03, N05, N06) 512 (10.4) 778 (9.1) 294 (5.7) <0.0001
    At least one anxiolytic (N05B) 162 (9.6) 245 (7.7) 77 (5.1) <0.0001
    At least one hypnotic or sedative (N05C) 81 (4.8) 121 (3.8) 42 (2.8) 0.014
    At least one antidepressant (N06A) 166 (9.8) 248 (7.8) 74 (4.9) <0.0001
  1. All values shown are n (%)
  2. CM conventional medicine; Mx mixed conventional and homeopathic practice; Ho homeopathy
  3. NSAID non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug