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Table 2 Use of analgesics in intentional drug overdose presentations to hospital in Ireland before and after the withdrawal of distalgesic

From: Use of analgesics in intentional drug overdose presentations to hospital before and after the withdrawal of distalgesic from the Irish market

Drug involved in presentations 2003-51 2006-81 Change1 Relative change2 (95% CI)2
Distalgesic 10.0 1.6 -8.4 -83.5%3 (-85.7, -81.0%)
Other prescription compound analgesics 4.2 5.9 +1.7 +43.5%3 (+28.6, +60.1%)
Solpadeine 6.3 6.5 +0.2 +2.6% (-6.7, +12.8%)
Any paracetamol 61.3 51.5 -9.8 -16.4%3 (-19.0, -13.7%)
  1. 1 Age-standardised rate per 100,000
  2. 2 Based on the incidence rate ratio after adjustment for age
  3. 3 p < 0.001