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Comparative effect of intravenous nalbuphine versus intravenous paracetamol for post-operative obstetric analgesia

Umamaheswara Raju S, Ushasree T S, Harini, Upender Goud.


Background: Management of the post-operative pain after cesarean section (CS) requires a balance between the pain relief and undesirable side effects of drugs. To improve the post-operative pain management after CS, we compared analgesic efficacy of i.v nalbuphine versus i.v paracetamol for post-operative CS pain.

Aim and Objective: The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy and safety of single-dose intravenous nalbuphine versus intravenous paracetamol for post-operative analgesia CS pain.

Materials and Methods: This was a hospital-based retrospective study in the department of obstetrics, gynecology, among 120 patients of CS. We enrolled 120 patients in our prospective randomized trial after an uneventful elective CS under the spinal anesthesia. Group A patients received i.v paracetamol infusion and Group B patients received i.v nalbuphine on the first complaint of pain. The results were analyzed byt-test; P

Key words: Post-operative pain; Nalbuphine, Paracetamol; Cesarean section

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