Ovarian Cyst Rupture Medication
- Author: Nathan Webb, MD; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG more...
Medical therapy consists of appropriate pain relief. Pain relief medications can include acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), narcotics, or an analgesic of choice.
Pain control is essential to quality patient care. These medications ensure patient comfort and have sedating properties, which are beneficial in the treatment of pain.
Acetaminophen is the drug of choice for pain in patients with documented hypersensitivity to aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; those with upper GI disease; or those who are taking oral anticoagulants.
Morphine sulfate is the drug of choice for narcotic analgesia, owing to its reliable and predictable effects, safety profile, and ease of reversibility with naloxone. Intravenous administration may be dosed in a number of ways and commonly is titrated until desired effect is obtained.
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