Gabapentin for Post-Operative Pain Control and Narcotic Reduction in Scrotal Surgery

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    Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Updated on 2 October 2021


The use of non-narcotic multi-modal analgesia to be used in the pre-operative, peri-operative and post-operative period to reduce or potentially eliminate narcotic usage following scrotal surgery. Research study results have shown that the use of anti-inflammatories in the peri-operative period reduces both pain and narcotic use. The hypothesis is that adding another agent in the multi-modal pathway will further reduce pain and potentially reduce narcotic usage.


This is a double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized trial that will recruit patients categorized into two study arms. Patients in the gabapentin arm will receive gabapentin 600mg taken pre-operatively and 300mg taken three times a day for 3 days, while patients in the placebo arm will receive a placebo drug taken pre-operatively three times a day for 3 days.

Condition Non Obstructive Azoospermia
Treatment Placebo, Gabapentin
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04230980
SponsorWeill Medical College of Cornell University
Last Modified on2 October 2021


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Participants over 18 years of age who can provide informed consent
Participants with no contraindication to the consumption gabapentin or documented allergy/intolerance
Participants not currently using opiates for another reason

Exclusion Criteria

Contraindication to the consumption of celecoxib or gabapentin
History of substance abuse (including prior opiate abuse)
Narcotic use within last 3 months
Any of the following comorbidities: renal failure, heart disease, peptic ulcer disease, cerebrovascular disease, significant liver disease, untreated depression, chronic pain disorder, or bleeding diatheses
Medical history or concurrent illness that the investigator considers sufficiently serious to interfere with the conduct, completion, or results of this trial, or constitutes an unacceptable risk to the subject
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