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2022 Mar 10

Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther

Pre-emptive 600 mg oral gabapentin reduces morphine requirements and postoperative pain following non-obstetric lower abdominal surgery.


Sukmono R, Ramlan A, Andy A, Satoto D, Septica R
Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2022 Mar 10.
PMID: 35266375.


Postoperative pain following lower abdominal surgery is one of the most common complications reported by patients. Gabapentin given two hours before surgery as pre-emptive analgesia has been reported to reduce postoperative pain and decrease postoperative analgesia requirements. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of 600 mg oral gabapentin as a pre-emptive analgesia to reduce postoperative pain and morphine requirements following nonobstetric lower abdominal surgery.