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New long-lasting epidural injection provides better pain control

A new epidural injection has been developed that is capable of providing 48 hours of pain relief with one dose. This type of drug is useful for people undergoing major surgeries such as cesarean sections, hip and knee replacements and abdominal surgery. Traditional pain relieve often requires catheters or IV lines but DepoDur has a lipid coating which extends its action with a single dose. Use of epidural lines in the spine can increase the risk of infection and are inconvenient and uncomfortable. Patient-controlled analgesia pumps are prone to equipment failures or over- or undermedication by the patient.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by In-Pharma Technologist

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About: New long-lasting epidural injection provides better pain control

Date: 10 December 2004

Source: In-Pharma Technologist


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