Introduction: Provision of effective post gynaecological pain relief with minimal side effects is a major concern for any gynaecologist. For decreasing post-operative pain various methods and medications are used, of which opioids and NSAID’S are cost effective and are very commonly used. This study was designed to evaluate efficacy of these two drugs in post operative gynaecological pain relief in women.
Aims and Objectives: To study the efficacy and duration with intravenous and rectal suppository drug administration and to study the presence of side effects, if any.
Methods: This is a comparative study where in 150 patients undergoing gynaecological surgeries were included in the study to receive either Tramadol 100mg intravenously (Group A) or diclofenac rectal suppository (Group B) at the end of surgery. First onset of pain, VAS score, rescue analgesic requirement and side effects if any were noted.
Conclusion: In the present study, diclofenac rectal suppository provides effective and better analgesia in acute post gynaecological pain than Intravenous tramadol with fewer side effects.