Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and non-opioids for acute renal colic.

@article{Afshar2015NonsteroidalAD,
  title={Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and non-opioids for acute renal colic.},
  author={Kourosh F Afshar and Siavash Jafari and Andrew J. Marks and Arash Eftekhari and Andrew E Macneily},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2015},
  volume={6},
  pages={CD006027}
}
BACKGROUND Renal colic is acute pain caused by urinary stones. The prevalence of urinary stones is between 10% and 15% in the United States, making renal colic one of the common reasons for urgent urological care. The pain is usually severe and the first step in the management is adequate analgesia. Many different classes of medications have been used in this regard including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and narcotics. OBJECTIVES The aim of this review was to assess benefits and… CONTINUE READING