Analgesic treatment in acute myocardial infarction: A comparison between indoprofen and morphine by a double-blind randomized pilot study

M. A. Bressan, M. Costantini, C. Klersy, E. Marangoni, G. Meardi, C. Panciroli, A. Battaglia, G. Bruni, G. Sacchetti

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Abstract

On the basis of the results of an earlier study, showing that i.v. indoprofen induced no clinically significant changes in hemodynamic parameters of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), a double-blind randomized trial was carried out in 40 AMI patients to evaluate the analgesic activity of 400 mg i.v. indoprofen in comparison with 10 mg i.m. morphine hydrochloride. Pain severity was recorded before and at several intervals within 24 h after drug administration. The average analgesic response was prompt and progressive up to the 6th hour in both treatment groups, with no significant difference between drugs in various pain descriptors. However, the proportion of responding patients in the indoprofen group was greater than in the morphine group at all observation times, indicating a significant difference (p <0.05) in favor of indoprofen. In view of its good tolerability, i.v. indoprofen is worth considering in early AMI as an alternative to morphine in those patients in whom non-opiate analgesia might be preferable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668-672
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Pharmacology Therapy and Toxicology
Volume23
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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