:: Volume 5, Issue 3 (7-2016) ::
wjps 2016, 5(3): 280-286 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of the Analgesic Effect of Paracetamol and Magnesium Sulfate during Surgeries
Navid Kalani , Mohammad Sadegh Sanie , Hasan Zabetian , Mohammad Radmehr , Reza Sahraei , Hossein Kargar Jahromi , Hadi Zare Marzouni
Research Center For Social Determinants Of Health, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran
Abstract:   (1814 Views)


New drugs are increasingly used to induce analgesia during surgeries. This study compared the analgesic effects of paracetamol and magnesium sulfate.


Sixty patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) class I or II patients who were candidates for surgery of the lower limbs were randomly divided into three equal groups who were age and gender matched. Group 1 received paracetamol, and group 2, the magnesium sulfate during surgery and group 3 as the control. Pain intensities were measured and recorded using the Visual Analog Scale before surgery, in the recovery room, and 6, 12, and 18 hours after surgery.


Pain intensities (7.10, 5.80, and 4.10) were higher in the control group; 6, 12, and 18 hours after surgery compared to the paracetamol (6.45, 4.15, 2.50) and the magnesium groups (7.25, 4.55, and 2.05), but the difference was not statistically significant.


Paracetamol and magnesium sulfate were shown to have postoperative analgesic effects and reduce the quantity of narcotic use after surgery. 

Keywords: Paracetamol, Magnesium sulfate, Analgesia, Pain, Limb
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2016/07/17 | Accepted: 2016/07/17 | Published: 2016/07/17

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