Prophylactic compared with therapeutic Ibuprofen analgesia in first-trimester medical abortion
- June 20th, 2013
- Staff Publication
- Medical Abortion
- Raymond, Elizabeth G., Louie, Karmen, S., Weaver, M.A., 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.
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