Gabapentin: an alternative to the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors for perioperative pain management.

@article{Turan2006GabapentinAA,
  title={Gabapentin: an alternative to the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors for perioperative pain management.},
  author={Alparslan Turan and Paul F. White and Beyhan Karamanlioğlu and Dilek Memiş and Muhittin Tasdogan and Zafer Pamukçu and Ebru Yavuz},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2006},
  volume={102 1},
  pages={175-81}
}
The cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor, rofecoxib, was a popular analgesic adjuvant for improving perioperative pain management. We designed this placebo-controlled study to test the hypothesis that gabapentin could produce similar reductions in postoperative pain and opioid analgesic usage, thereby improving the recovery process. One hundred patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy procedures were randomly assigned to one of four treatment groups: 1) control group received placebo capsules and pills… CONTINUE READING

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