The letter to the editor Otolaryngology – Head And Neck Surgery expresses enthusiastic appreciation for the Clinical Practice Guideline on ‘Opioid Prescribing for Analgesia After Common Otolaryngology Operations’ by Anne et al. It acknowledges the significance of reducing the role of opioids in surgical practices and highlights the availability of combination nonopioid preparations, specifically ibuprofen-acetaminophen formulations. The letter emphasizes the benefits of simplified dosing and improved patient adherence with such multimodal approaches, supported by a study demonstrating the efficacy of this combination in managing postsurgical dental pain. It raises potential concerns about managing breakthrough pain in less frequent combination dosing and encourages further research comparing various treatment regimens. The letter ultimately commends the guideline’s efforts to de-emphasize opioid use while enhancing pain control in clinical practices.
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Categories: Opiate Compliance