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Mohammad Molla‐Soltani3,Keivan Niknam3 F I M N M H. Effect of single dose premedication with pregabaline on pain afterminor surgery. JAP. 2012; 2 (8) :180-0
URL: http://jap.iums.ac.ir/article-1-38-en.html
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Aim and Background:


Optimal postoperative pain management is necessary after minor general

surgery. Although pregabalin had been showed efficacy against neuropathic pain, very limited

evidence support its postoperative analgesic efficacy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the

analgesic efficacy of premedication with single oral dose of pregabalin for minor general surgery.













Methods and Materials:


Sixty patients candidate for minor general surgery under general

anesthesia were randomly allocated into the two groups In intervention group Pregabalin 150mg

, and in control group placebo was administered one hour before surgery. Anesthesia method was

similar in both groups. If pain score (Visual Analogue Scale, VAS) was more than three,

pethidine 25mg intravenous was administrated. VAS, opioid consumption, and side effects were

recorded for 24 hours after surgery.



Demographic data was not significantly different between two groups. VAS and

opioid consumption during the 24 hours postoperative period in pregabalin group was

significantly less than the placebo group without any more side effects (






Preoperative administration of single oral dose of pregabalin 150mg reduced post




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