ASSESSMENT OF EFFICACY OF PARACETAMOL IN CONTROLLING ANALGESIA DURING LABOUR: AN INSTITUTIONAL BASED STUDY
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 1661-1665
AbstractBackground: The present study was undertaken for assessing the efficacy of paracetamol in controlling analgesia during labour.
Materials &Methods: A total of 50 pregnant subjects were enrolled. All the subjects were broadly divided into two study groups, with 25 patients in each group, as follows: Group A: Patients received IV Paracetamol, and Group B: Patients received matched placebo. The course of events was studied and decrease in intensity of pain if any during labour was accessed by visual analog score and fetal outcome (i.e., notice Respiratory, APGAR score at 1 min to 5 min after birth). The VAS consists of a 10-cm horizontal line anchored at one end with the words “no pain” and at the other end with the words “worst pain imaginable.” All the results were recorded in Microsoft excel sheet and were analysed by SPSS software. Chi-square test and student t test was used for evaluation of level of significance.
Results: Mean VAS after 30 minutes among subjects of Group A and Group B was 6.25 and 7.13 respectively. Significant results were obtained while comparing mean VAS after 30 minutes among subjects of the study group and the control group. Mean VAS after 60 minutes among subjects of Group A and Group B was 6.12 and 7.96 respectively. Significant results were obtained while comparing mean VAS after 60 minutes among subjects of the study group and the control group.
Conclusion: Intravenous infusion of acetaminophen during labour assists in relieving labour pain without any maternal and fetal adverse effects.
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