Acetaminophen/Codeine vs Acetaminophen/Ibuprofen for Pain Control and Patient Satisfaction After Hand Surgery

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    University of Pennsylvania
Updated on 22 January 2021
pain relief
local anesthesia
local anesthetics


The purpose of this research study is to find out if taking Acetaminophen with Ibuprofen (e.g. Tylenol + Advil), a non-opioid regimen, provides the same type of pain relief after hand surgery compared to Acetaminophen and codeine (e.g. Tylenol 3), an opioid regimen.


Primary Objective:

To establish, through a randomized control trial, whether post-operative Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen (non-opioid regimen) would provide equivalent post-operative analgesia to ambulatory hand surgery patients compared to Acetaminophen and Codeine (opioid regimen).

Secondary Objective:

To establish whether the opioid versus non-opioid post-operative pain regimen influences patient satisfaction.

Sixty-three patients enrolled for each group (non-opioid and opioid). Approximately 145 patients will be required to achieve complete data for 63 patients in each group (assuming 15% lost to follow-up & failure to comply with study protocol).

Condition Postoperative pain
Treatment Acetaminophen/Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen/Codeine
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT02647788
SponsorUniversity of Pennsylvania
Last Modified on22 January 2021

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