Ibuprofen in the management of postoperative pain

H. Owen, R. J. Glavin, N. A. Shaw

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The effect of the regular administration of ibuprofen on pain following abdominal surgery was investigated in a double-blind placebo-controlled study. The analgesic action of ibu-profen was measured by a reduction in the amount of morphine self-administered from an On-Demand Analgesic Computer. Pain scores, nausea scores and blood loss were similar in both groups, but patients receiving ibuprofen de-manded significantly less morphine in the 24 h after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1371-1375
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1986
Externally publishedYes


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