After outpatient surgery, NSAIDs top codeine for pain control with less side-effects

When prescribed following outpatient surgery, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen provide better pain control with less side-effects than the opioid codeine. Researchers reported these findings on June 14, 2021 in CMAJ/Canadian Medical Association Journal. “In all surgery types, subgroups and outcome time points, NSAIDs were equal or superior to codeine for postoperative pain,” said investigator Matthew Choi, MD, Associate […]