View Full Version : [Neurology and Pain] Ibuprofen Disappoints as Analgesia During Medical Abortion

Wed 14th August '13, 5:56pm
By Will Boggs, MD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Aug 06 - Ibuprofen, whether given prophylactically or therapeutically, did not provide optimal pain control during first-trimester medical abortion in a recent randomized trial.

"Our study did not show that either approach lacked effectiveness - that is, both might have been better than nothing," Dr. Elizabeth G. Raymond from Gynuity Health Projects and Planned Parenthood of New York City told Reuters Health. "What we showed is that neither approach appears to be superior to the other, and neither works as well as we'd have liked."

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