Table 2

‚ÄÉReasons for withdrawal from the study

Reason for withdrawalPatients* (n)Week of withdrawal
*Three patients had both inefficacy and side effects.
Inefficacy 5
Side effects 6
Patient 1: systemic allergic skin reaction20
Patient 2: diarrhoea, nausea, hair loss, impotence, tachycardia16
Patient 3: skin allergy, diarrhoea12
Patient 4: increase of liver enzymes12
Patient 5: nausea, dizziness, dyspepsia02
Patient 6: diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting08
Non-compliance 2