The analgesic efficacy of flurbiprofen compared to acetaminophen with codeine.
Author(s): Cooper SA, Kupperman A
Affiliation(s): Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia.
Publication date & source: 1991, J Clin Dent., 2(3):70-4.
Publication type: Clinical Trial; Randomized Controlled Trial
In a single-dose, parallel group, randomized block treatment allocation study, the relative analgesic efficacy of flurbiprofen, a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug, was compared to acetaminophen 650 mg with codeine 60 mg, zomepirac sodium 100 mg, and placebo. A total of 226 post-surgical dental patients (146 females and 80 males) participated in the study. Flurbiprofen in 50 mg and 100 mg dosages demonstrated effective analgesic activity with the 100 mg dosage being at least as effective as the acetaminophen/codeine combination. The results of this study support previous work on flurbiprofen.