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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-40

A comparative study of ibuprofen with paracetamol versus oxyphenbutazone with analgin combination in ophthalmic practice

Professor and Director; Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Calcutta-700 073, India

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I S Roy
Professor and Director; Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Calcutta-700 073
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A total of 200 patients of either sex with various ophthalmic inflammatory disorders of surgical and non-surgical types were treated with ibuprofen with paracetamol 1 tablet tid. or a combination of oxyphenbutazone and analgin-1 tablet t. i. d. for 7 days/ Patients in the ibuprofen with Paracetamol group recorded a signifi­cantly greater reduction in pain scores; on day 1 and 2 and in swelling scores on day 2, 5 and 7 as compared to patients receiving the combination of ox yphenbutazone and analgin. A significantly lesserr number of patients in the ibuprofen with paraeetamol group required escape analgesics. Seventy six per cent of patients in the Ibuprofen with paracetamol group were judged as showing a Very good - Good, response to treatment as against 55 per cent in the oxvphenbutazone­analgin group. It is concluded that ibuprofen with Paracetamol is superior in efficacy and a safer alternative to a combination of oxyphenbutazone and analgin.

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