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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.