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2022 May 12

Arch Gynecol Obstet

Comparison of intravenous paracetamol infusion versus intramuscular tramadol as labor analgesia: a randomized control trial.


Labor pain is one of the most agonizing pains experienced by all delivered women. Many pharmacological agents used in labor analgesia require intense monitoring facilities, which are not available in routine obstetric practice in low-resource settings. This study aimed to compare the efficacy of intravenous (IV) paracetamol and intramuscular (IM) tramadol on labor pain relief, labor progression, and maternal and neonatal outcomes.