|Outcomes at ⩽56 days||Number of trials (patients)||Weighted event rates||RRI (95% CI)||NNH|
|*Abbreviations defined in glossary; weighted event rates, RRI, RRR, NNH, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article using a fixed effects model.|
|Pain at ⩽24 hours||3 (717)||38%||37%||2% (−15 to 22)||Not significant|
|RRR (CI)||NNT (CI)|
|Pain at 2–7 days||8 (2287)||15%||22%||30% (19 to 40)||15 (10 to 25)|
|Recurrence||5 (1669)||22%||22%||0% (−19 to 17)||Not significant|
|RRI (CI)||NNH (CI)|
|Vomiting, diarrhoea, or rash||4 (938)||17%||11%||60 (19 to 116)||17 (10 to 50)|
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