Comparison of the effects of intravenous Dexketoprofen Trometamol versus Paracetamol on postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing Septoplasty: A randomised double-blind clinical trial
Background and Objective: Septoplasty operations are associated with moderate to severe postoperative pain which has unfavourable effects on patient’s recovery and postoperative outcome. The aim of this study was to compare effects of intravenous paracetamol and dexketoprofen on postoperative analgesia, tramadol consumption and side effects after septoplasty.
Methods: In total 72 patients (aged 18–65 years) who had undergone an elective septoplasty from August 2013 to January 2015 in Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, in the Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation Clinics were included in this study. The patients were randomised into one of two groups: those who received intravenous paracetamol; and those who received intravenous dexketoprofen. All patients were treated with tramadol for 24 hour postoperatively. The primary endpoint was pain intensity as measured by a visual analogue scale (VAS). Tramadol consumption and drug related side effects were also recorded.
Results: The pain scores in the dexketoprofen group were significantly lower at recovery, 15 and 30 minutes and two hour (p< 0.05). The pain scores had no difference at other time points. Tramadol consumption in the recovery period was significantly lower in the dexketoprofen group, but cumulative tramadol consumption did not differ between the groups. The incidence of nausea was lower but not statistically significant in the dexketoprofen group at 15 and 30 minutes and two hour.
Conclusions: Compared with paracetamol, preemptive dexketoprofen is associated with lower VAS scores and tramadol consumption in the early postoperative period after septoplasty. However, the cumulative tramadol consumption did not significantly differ between the groups.
How to cite this:Caliskan E, Sener M, Kipri M, Yilmaz I, Aribogan A. Comparison of the effects of intravenous Dexketoprofen Trometamol versus Paracetamol on postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing Septoplasty: A randomised double-blind clinical trial. Pak J Med Sci. 2018;34(3):546-552. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.343.13804
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