In this study, the effects of intravenous paracetamol treatment on early postoperative period analgesia and recovery characteristics after laparoscopic cholecystectomy have been evaluated.
Forty patients whose American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I or II underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy and randomly divided into 2 equal groups. In the first group, 1 g paracetamol was given to the patients intravenously after intubation before start of the surgery in 15 minutes. The 100 mL 0.9% NaCl was infused intravenously for the control group in 15 minutes. Postoperative pain was evaluated and recovery characteristics were evaluated.
Verbal and visual pain scores of the paracetamol group were significantly lower than control group (P<0.05). First morphine requirement and total administered morphine dose and duration of staying in recovery room were significantly decreased in the paracetamol group (P<0.05).
Beside its effective analgesic properties, paracetamol administration during per operative period supports effective and faster recovery.