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Dipyrone in pain management

  • K. Lehmann
Conference paper

Abstract

Dipyrone and paracetamol represent the small family of non-acidic, non-opioid analgesics which do not exhibit anti-inflammatory activity. The analgesic efficacy of dipyrone is broad and comparable to that of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and tramadol. Because dipyrone is a weak cyclo-oxygenase inhibitor, its use is not associated with gastric irritation, an important advantage for long-term administration. Uniquely, dipyrone has intrinsic spasmolytic activity. This makes the drug particularly useful in renal colic pain.

Keywords

Pain Management Cancer Pain Recent Epidemiological Study Rectal Administration Biliary Colic 
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Copyright information

© Springer Basel AG 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Lehmann
    • 1
  1. 1.CologneGermany

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