• Rationale and Comments

    Multimodal analgesia is recommended in the management of children for their perioperative pain. Significant decreases in opioid consumption can be achieved with the concurrent use of NSAIDs and/or acetaminophen in infants and children undergoing surgery of moderate or major severity, especially within the first 24 hours following surgery. The use of NSAIDs during the first 24 hours of postoperative care also reduced the incidence of nausea and vomiting. In addition to decreasing the possibility of narcotic dependence, avoidance of opioids confers added benefits of reducing the incidence of postoperative nausea and constipation and aiding in early ambulation.

    Sponsoring Organizations

    • American Academy of Pediatrics – Section on Surgery


    • Meta-analysis


    • Pediatric
    • Surgical


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