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Oxycodone or oxycodone plus paracetamol for acute postoperative pain in adults

Chan, Raymond (2010) Oxycodone or oxycodone plus paracetamol for acute postoperative pain in adults. Journal of Pain Management, 4(4), pp. 439-441.

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Abstract

In this short communication we wanted to find out what is the analgesic effect of single dose oral oxycodone, with or without the addition of paracetamol, for adults with postoperative pain? Oxycodone at doses of 5mg and above is an effective analgesia for patients with moderate to severe postoperative pain. The efficacy of oxycodone is increased with the addition of paracetamol. The use of oxycodone 10mg plus paracetamol 625mg can be considered for use in the pain relief protocol in post-operative settings. Clinicians should consider a range of factors before prescribing or administering oxycodone for acute post-operative pain, including but not limited to, individual patient clinical profile, adverse effects, cost and patient preference.

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ID Code: 38730
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Analgesia, oxycodone, paracetamol, post-operative pain, systematic review
ISSN: 1939-5914
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Surgery (110323)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Nova Science Publishers
Deposited On: 23 Nov 2010 10:24
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2014 16:16

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