Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology & Reanimation

Evaluation of the Analgesic Efficacy of Dexketoprofen Added to Paracetamol


Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Eskişehir Osmangazi University School of Medicine, Eskişehir, Turkey

Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2016; 44: 312-316
DOI: 10.5152/TJAR.2016.89106
Read: 391 Downloads: 140 Published: 28 September 2019

Objective: Multimodal analgesic methods are preferred for the treatment of postoperative pain; as a result, the additive effects of analgesics are provided while probable side effects are avoided. The current study aimed to compare the effects of the combination of dexketoprofen and paracetamol with regard to postoperative pain therapy.

Methods: Ninety-six patients who underwent non-malignant gynaecological laparotomy operations were included in this study. Patients were randomized into 3 groups. Group D received 50 mg intravenous dexketoprofen 15 minutes before the end of the operation and 8 and 16 hours after the operation. Group P received 1 g intravenous paracetamol and Group DP received the combination of 500 mg paracetamol and 25 mg dexketoprofen at the same time intervals. All patients received morphine infusion after operation. Total morphine consumption at 24 hours, visual analog scale, patient satisfaction and side effects were investigated.

Results: Comparison of the visual analog scale scores revealed that the Group DP presented lower scores at 24th hours compared to the other groups; and the difference between Group DP and Group D was statistically significant. Total morphine consumption was not significantly different between the three groups. The minimum number of side effects was observed in the Group DP.

Conclusion: Co-administration of paracetamol, dexketoprofen and morphine provided good analgesia and fewer side effects in gynaecological abdominal surgery.

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