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Indometacin in use as a single dose for treating acute postoperative pain

Moore RA, Derry S, Mason L, McQuay HJ, Edwards J
Published Online: 
10 November 2010

Indometacin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for treating postoperative pain. This review found only one small study of women with post-episiotomy pain where the effectiveness of the drug (taken by mouth) was compared with a placebo. Conclusions about the effectiveness of orally administered indometacin cannot be made until more studies are undertaken.

This record should be cited as: 
Moore RA, Derry S, Mason L, McQuay HJ, Edwards J. Single dose oral indometacin for the treatment of acute postoperative pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD004308. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004308.pub2
Assessed as up to date: 
14 December 2007