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Chawla S, Vivek K, Anupama C, Sharma A. A Comparison of the Effects of Injecting Paracetamol and Transdermal Diclofenac Patch as Analgesics After Cesarean Birth. J Obstet Gynaecol 2023; 1 (1):6-8.
Introduction: Pain is an inevitable outcome of any surgery and control of postoperative pain is very important to improve patient comfort and reduce morbidity. The present study aims to compare the degree of postoperative pain relief using inj paracetamol and transdermal diclofenac patch after cesarean delivery.
Materials and methods: A randomized controlled trial was done involving 200 women (100 women were involved in the transdermal diclofenac patch group and 100 women in the inj paracetamol group) to compare the efficacy of each drug as analgesia following cesarean delivery.
Results: Both the statistical and clinical observations among the 200 patients showed that 100 mg diclofenac sodium administered transdermally as a patch has equal efficacy as compared with 1000 mg of paracetamol infusion given every 8 hours.
Conclusion: Diclofenac patch and injection paracetamol as infusion have similar efficacy in providing postoperative pain relief for 24 hours after the cesarean delivery.
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