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2023 Dec 11

Cochrane Database Syst Rev



Diclofenac for acute postoperative pain in children.


Ringsten M, Kredo T, Ebrahim S, Hohlfeld A, Bruschettini M


Many children undergo various surgeries, which often lead to acute postoperative pain. This pain influences recovery and quality of life. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), specifically cyclo-oxygenase (COX) inhibitors such as diclofenac, can be used to treat pain and reduce inflammation. There is uncertainty regarding diclofenac’s benefits and harms compared to placebo or other drugs for postoperative pain.