Single dose oral ibuprofen for acute postoperative pain in adults
There is a large amount of evidence available from thirty-five reviews on the efficacy of single dose oral analgesics for acute postoperative pain in adults. Additionally, the overview of reviews found a wealth of information on drugs that had no data, inadequate data or unreliable results as a result of publication bias.
Oral analgesics are used for acute pain relief in adults following surgery. The aim of this overview of Cochrane Reviews was to summarise all available data (from existing reviews) on the efficacy (including benefits and harms) of single dose oral analgesics in acute postoperative pain.