Cesarean delivery: meperidine tops APAP for post-op pain

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  • The weak opioid meperidine (Demerol) provides greater pain relief after cesarean delivery than paracetamol (Tylenol; acetaminophen [APAP]), but with more vomiting as an adverse effect.
Why this matters
  • Better pain control after cesarean delivery ameliorates maternal distress and enhances...