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Prophylactic compared with therapeutic Ibuprofen analgesia in first-trimester medical abortion

Published:
Jun. 2013
Type:
Staff Publication
Topic:
Medical Abortion
Authors:
Louie, Karmen, S., Raymond, Elizabeth G. Raymond, E.G., Weaver, M.A., Louie, K.S., Dean, G., Porsch, L., Lichtenberg, E.S., Ali, R., Arnesen, M.

This article reports on a study that sought to compare the efficacy of two ibuprofen regimens (therapeutic vs. prophylactic) in first-trimester abortion. Women assigned to both groups reported high levels of pain. Prophylactic use of ibuprofen did not appear to lessen the length or severity of pain. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Sep;122(3):558-64. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31829d5a33.

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