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Efficacy of Intravenous (IV) Paracetamol for Treatment of Acute Pain

This study has been completed.
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Tehran University of Medical Sciences Identifier:
First received: November 2, 2011
Last updated: December 6, 2012
Last verified: December 2012

November 2, 2011
December 6, 2012
November 2011
September 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Change in pain severity/score [ Time Frame: after 30 minutes ]
Same as current
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Need for rescue analgesia [ Time Frame: After 30 minutes ]
Same as current
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Efficacy of Intravenous (IV) Paracetamol for Treatment of Acute Pain
Comparison of IV Paracetamol With Intravenous Morphine Sulfate in Treatment of Acute Pain Due to Limb Trauma
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Iv paracetamol is as effective as Iv Morphine sulfate on control of the acute pain in Patient with limb trauma.

Limb trauma is a painful condition that requires urgent analgesic treatment . Intravenous Opioids and NSAIDs are used extensively to control pain; both of them are with side effects. Paracetamol is a safe and effective analgesic that is used by oral or rectal routs for pain control, and in therapeutic doses has less side effects than Morphine and NSAIDs, and approved as a safe and effective analgesic in emergency department.

recently Iv Paracetamol has become available in European countries and also in Iran.

efficacy and safety of IV Paracetamol has been studied in post operation conditions and asserted but in emergency setting it has been studied only in renal colic situation.

Therefore, the investigators want to study the efficacy of IV Paracetamol in limb trauma and compare it with Iv Morphine sulfate.

Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Acute Pain
Drug: Paracetamol
paracetamol , 1 gram Iv infusion Morphine Sulfate0.1 Mg/Kg Iv
  • Experimental: IV Paracetamol
    Intervention: Drug: Paracetamol
  • Active Comparator: IV Morphine Sulfate
    Intervention: Drug: Paracetamol
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December 2012
September 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of acute limb trauma
  • Age>=18 years
  • Acute pain of score 3 or greater on visual analogue scale

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable hemodynamic (Systolic blood pressure under 90 mmHg)
  • Known sensitivity to opioids or paracetamol
  • Any other known contraindication to Morphine Sulfate or Iv Paracetamol (including severe allergy to these drugs, acute bronchial asthma, upper respiratory tract obstruction)
  • Previous administration of analgesic during 6 hours ago
  • Pregnant women
  • previous inclusion to the study
  • diagnosed heart failure
  • renal failure
  • pulmonary failure or hepatic failure
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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Iran, Islamic Republic of
TUMS Thesis 1389 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: TUMS )
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Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
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Study Director: Mohammad Jalili, MD TUMS
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
December 2012

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