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Table 3 Ten most frequently appearing therapeutic classes and examples of medications

From: Medication-related calls received by a national telenursing triage and advice service in Australia: a retrospective cohort study

Therapeutic class Examples of medications
Simple analgesics and antipyretics Paracetamol
Combination simple analgesics Paracetamol & codeine; paracetamol, codeine & doxylamine; ibuprofen & codeine
Narcotic analgesics Fentanyl; oxycodone; morphine; codeine phosphate
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents Ibuprofen; celecoxib; diclofenac; naproxen; piroxicam
Antipsychotic agents Aripiprazole; risperidone; olanzapine; zuclopenthixol; haloperidol
Antidepressants Citalopram; venlafaxine; amitriptyline; doxepin; dothiepin
Anticonvulsants Gabapentin; lamotrigine; phenytoin; carbamazepine; sodium valproate
Antihypertensive agents Ramipril; irbesartan; irbesartan & hydrochlorothiazide; nifedipine; diltiazem
Anticoagulants, antithrombotics Warfarin; clopidogrel; aspirin (≤100 mg); apixaban
Antihistamines Cetirizine; promethazine; dexchlorpheniramine; fexofenadine