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NCT ID: NCT01707420 Completed - Clinical trials for Post Operative Pain Management in Children With Tonsillectomy/Adenoidectomy

Preoperative Gabapentin for Post-tonsillectomy Pain in Children

Start date: August 2012
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The typical post-operative course for children following surgical removal of their tonsils and adenoids can be challenging, especially for pain control. First line medications for pain include intravenous and enteral narcotics, acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) antagonists but their effects appear to be short-lived. Gabapentin has been shown in adult studies to tone down the body's response to pain and decreases opioid use post-operatively. The purpose of this study is to see if a single preoperative dose will reduce post-operative pain scores and the amount of analgesic used.