Hydrocodone-acetaminophen for pain control in first-trimester surgical abortion: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Micks2012HydrocodoneacetaminophenFP,
  title={Hydrocodone-acetaminophen for pain control in first-trimester surgical abortion: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Elizabeth A. Micks and Alison B. Edelman and Regina Maria Renner and Ruibo Fu and William E Lambert and Paula H Bednarek and Mark D N Nichols and Ethan H. Beckley and Jeffrey T Jensen},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={120 5},
  pages={1060-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Although hydrocodone-acetaminophen is commonly used for pain control in first-trimester abortion, the efficacy of oral opioids for decreasing pain has not been established. Our objective was to estimate the effect of hydrocodone-acetaminophen on patient pain perception during first-trimester surgical abortion. METHODS We conducted a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. Patients (before 11 weeks of gestation) received standard premedication (ibuprofen and lorazepam… CONTINUE READING