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2020 Feb 06

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol

Effect of Over the Counter Ibuprofen Dosing after Sinus Surgery for Chronic Rhinosinusitis: A Prospective Cohort Pilot Study.


Miller C, Humphreys IM, Davis GE
Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2020 Feb 06:3489420906179.
PMID: 32028782.


Management of pain following endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) often involves intermittent use of opioid medications. Given the current opioid crisis, many surgeons aim to minimize opioid prescriptions. However, surgeons often avoid the use of NSAIDs following ESS out of concern for increased bleeding risk. We sought to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of over the counter dosing of ibuprofen on pain and bleeding rates following ESS.