WAQ73905 (e) Tabled on 17/07/2017

How many prescriptions have been issued for a) ibuprofen and b) paracetamol based pain relief tablets during the financial years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017?

Answered by Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport | Answered on 21/07/2017

The table below shows the number of prescriptions per calendar year. The figures represent prescriptions for tablets and capsules only and where paracetamol or ibuprofen is the primary or sole active ingredient.

Number of prescriptions    
Medicine 2015 2016
Ibuprofen 1,348,030 1,305,426
Paracetamol 379,204 327,829