• Acta Anaesthesiol Scand · Mar 2000

    Randomized Controlled Trial Comparative Study Clinical Trial

    Comparison between pentazocine, pethidine and placebo in the treatment of post-anesthetic shivering.

    • K Terasako and M Yamamoto.
    • Division of Anesthesia, Kyoto Katsura Hospital, Japan.
    • Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2000 Mar 1; 44 (3): 311-2.

    BackgroundWe have compared the effects of pethidine, pentazocine and placebo in the treatment of post-anesthetic shivering.MethodsForty-five patients who shivered after routine surgery were allocated randomly to receive normal saline (n=15), pentazocine 7.5 mg (n=15) or pethidine 17.5 mg (n=15).ResultsAfter 10 min, 13 patients had stopped shivering in the pethidine group, which was significantly more than the incidence in the two other groups (placebo=2; pentazocine=4) (P<0.01). Pentazocine was not significantly different from normal saline in affecting shivering.ConclusionWe conclude that pentazocine 7.5 mg was not effective in the treatment of post-anesthetic shivering.

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