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Table 1 The numbers and percentages of participants’ who indicated acetylsalicylic acid, diclofenac, ibuprofen and paracetamol as the active substances in the respective brands of OTC analgesics (n = 209). Correct identifications are reported in bold

From: Generic versus brand-name over-the-counter analgesics: knowledge and attitudes among Swedish pharmacy customers

  Active substance (generic name)
Acetylsalicylic acid Diclofenaca Ibuprofen Paracetamol
Brand name Alvedon® 5 (2.4%) 6 (2.9%) 11 (5.3%) 143 (68.4%)
Ibumetin® 14 (6.7%) 6 (2.9%) 134 (64.1%) 5 (2.4%)
Ipren® 7 (3.3%) 6 (2.9%) 119 (56.9%) 32 (15.3%)
Panodil® 11 (5.3%) 3 (1.4%) 13 (6.2%) 121 (57.9%)
Treo® 141 (67.5%) 8 (3.8%) 3 (1.4%) 6 (2.9%)
Voltaren® 8 (3.8%) 123 (58.9%) 6 (2.9%) 10 (4.8%)
  1. aOTC status for oral formulations was withdrawn from June 1, 2020