Oral ibuprofen for acute postoperative pain pp. 335-336
Authors: Raymond Chan
Abstract: In this short communication we wanted to find out what is the analgesic effect of single dose oral Ibuprofen for adults with postoperative pain? Ibuprofen at 200mg and 400mg are effective in producing at least 50% pain relief in patients with moderate to severe postoperative pain (at least 30mm on a VAS). They are safe to use without common adverse effects. The use of Ibuprofen 200mg or 400mg should be considered as standard practice or protocol for pain relief in post-operative settings. Clinicians should consider a range of factors before prescribing or administering Ibuprofen for acute post-operative pain, including but not limited to, the duration of pain relief with Ibuprofen of different doses, Ibuprofen formulation, cost and patient preference.