International Journal of Medical Anesthesiology
2018, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
A comparative study of lignocaine with methylprednisolone in reducing pain of propofol injection
Author(s): Dr. Rajesh Rai
Abstract: Background: Propofol is an anaesthetic drug (an induction agent) which is given to induce and maintain anaesthesia. The present study was conducted to compare lignocaine with methylprednisolone in reducing pain of propofol injection.
Materials and methods: The present study was conducted on 40 patients of both genders undergoing elective surgery. Patients were divided into 2 groups of 20 each. Group I patients received pre-treatment with lignocaine (20 mg of 2% solution diluted to 2 ml with distilled water), and group II patients received pre-treatment with methylprednisolone sodium succinate (125 mg diluted into 2 ml of distilled water). Pain on propofol injection was evaluated by four-point verbal rating scale.
Results: It was seen that 34 patients in group I and 35 in group II had pain score 1, 4 in group I and 2 in group II had 2 and 2 in group I and 3 in group II had score 3. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Methylprednisolone found to be equally effective in reducing pain of propofol injection when compared with lignocaine.
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Dr. Rajesh Rai. A comparative study of lignocaine with methylprednisolone in reducing pain of propofol injection. Int J Med Anesthesiology 2018;1(2):13-15. DOI: 10.33545/26643766.2018.v1.i2a.10