Comparison of the analgesic effect of a corticosteroid and paracetamol in patients with pain after oral surgery.


In a double-blind crossover study identical oral surgical procedures were performed on two separate occasions in 24 patients. After one operation they were given capsules of methylprednisolone. A total of 84 mg was administered in decreasing doses for 4 days, starting with 24 mg 2 h after surgery. After the other operation 1 g paracetamol was given at 2, 6… (More)