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Table 4 Reported systemic and local side effects in the 3 groups

From: Is there any role for topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of mild to moderate musculoskeletal pain in a Lebanese community pharmacy?

Systemic SE  
Increase in blood pressure—no.  
 Topical 0
 Systemic 7
 Combination 1
Gastric upset—no.  
 Topical 0
 Systemic 23
 Combination 15
Local SE  
Dryness—no.  
 Topical 2
 Systemic 0
 Combination 0
Itching—no.  
 Topical 3
 Systemic 0
 Combination 0
Stinging—no.  
 Topical 2
 Systemic 0
 Combination 0
  1. Local and systemic side effects were assessed during follow-up dates. Gastric upset was characterized by epigastric pain, heartburn, stomach discomfort, bloating, nausea and vomiting
  2. no Number of enrolled patients, SE side effects