August 01, 2013

Ibuprophen/Acetaminophen Combination Effective for Pain Management

The management of acute postoperative pain after third molar extractions was studied.  The results of the quantitative systematic reviews by the Cochrane Collaboration and others were that the ibuprophen/APAP combination may be a more effective analgesic, with fewer untoward effects, than are many of the currently available opioid containing formulations.  In addition, the authors found several randomized, controlled trials that also indicated that the combination provided greater pain relief than did ibuprophen or APAP alone for third molar extractions.

Source: JADA, vol.144, no. 8, 898-908

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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