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Table 3 Groups of medications and the proportion of athletes that used them

From: A descriptive study of self-medication practices among Sri Lankan national level athletes

Medicinal group Proportion
Allopathic medicines
 Paracetamol 82 (64.6%)
 Other NSAIDs 20 (15.7%)
 Antibiotics 09 (7.1%)
 Antihistamines 09 (7.1%)
 Vitamins 15 (11.8%)
Herbal/traditional medicines
 Commercially prepared mixture of herbals 20 (15.7%)
 Paspanguwa (mixture of 5 herbs) 19 (15.0%)
 False calumba (Coscinium fenestratum) 8 (6.3%)
 Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) 5 (3.9%)
 Other 7 (5.5%)