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2022 Dec 23

Expert Opin Pharmacother

Current and Emerging COX inhibitors for Treating Postoperative Pain Following Oral Surgery.


Pergolizzi JV, Breve F, Magnusson P, LeQuang J AK, Varassi G
Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2022 Dec 23.
PMID: 36562415.


The numerous drugs in the NSAID class are often used to treat acute postoperative pain associated with oral surgery such as impacted third-molar extractions. These drugs are effective in this setting and dental pain studies often serve as models for acute pain relief and for registration of analgesics. With numerous cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors available as monotherapy, for use in combination analgesic regimens, and in different doses and formulations, it was our aim to determine if there were clear-cut distinctions among these products and dosing regimens.