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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.