COVID-19 Update - This is to inform you that the Government of India has announced a complete lockdown in India 22nd March 2020 to 14th April 2020. As a result, our offices will now be closed till 14th April 2020 and all our employees will be working from home. Office telephones will not be answered, and therefore you are requested to direct all your queries related to manuscript submission, review process, publication etc. at below mentioned details.,, Mob. 8826373757, 8826859373, 9910947804

Article view: 538

Article download: 292

Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia

Post Operative Pain Relief: Comparison of Transdermal Diclofenac Patch with Intra Muscular Diclofenac Injection

Full Text PDF Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Author Details : Dinesh Govinda Rao, Ravikumar GV, Akshay BR

Volume : 3, Issue : 1, Year : 2016

Article Page : 56-61

Suggest article by email


Purpose of study: This study was done to evaluate transdermal diclofenac patch as pre-emptive analgesic in providing post-operative analgesia in Hernia correction surgeries, compared to intramuscular diclofenac injection.
Methodology: The study was cross sectional by using questionnaire in 60 healthy adult subjects of either sex undergoing Hernia correction surgery under spinal anaesthesia .The subjects were assigned into two groups (Group DI and Group DP) by computer generated randomization table to receive intramuscular diclofenac 75mg or transdermal diclofenac patch 100mg immediately after spinal anaesthesia. The patients were monitored for pain at 2,6 and 12 hours post-operatively using Visual Analogue Scale. Duration of analgesia and request for rescue analgesic (Tramadol 2mg/kg) were noted in both the groups. The study ended when patients had a VAS > 8 or at first request for analgesic.
Results: The mean duration of analgesia in group DI was 8.9±2.16 hours and in the group DP was 10.28±2.54 hours.
Conclusion: Preoperative application of single dose of transdermal diclofenac patch 100mg provides prolonged analgesia compared to single dose of intramuscular diclofenac 75 mg for acute post-operative pain, without any significant side effects.

Key words:
Transdermal Diclofenac, IntraMuscular Diclofenac, Post operative pain relief, Hernia surgeries

How to cite : Rao D G, Ravikumar Gv, Akshay Br, Post Operative Pain Relief: Comparison of Transdermal Diclofenac Patch with Intra Muscular Diclofenac Injection. Indian J Clin Anaesth 2016;3(1):56-61

Copyright © 2016 by author(s) and Indian J Clin Anaesth. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) (