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Labor Pain Summary

Description: Pain associated with OBSTETRIC LABOR in CHILDBIRTH. It is caused primarily by UTERINE CONTRACTION as well as pressure on the CERVIX; BLADDER; and the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT. Labor pain mostly occurs in the ABDOMEN; the GROIN; and the BACK.

Also Known As: Obstetric Pain; Pain, Labor; Pain, Obstetric

Networked: 354 relevant articles (32 outcomes, 57 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Labor Pain

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Meperidine (Pethidine) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 14 results : FDA 50 Generic
  2. Bupivacaine (Bupivacaine Hydrochloride) : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 27 results : FDA 50 Generic
  3. ropivacaine (Naropin) : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 15 results : FDA 3 Generic
  4. Fentanyl (Sublimaze) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 17 results : FDA 27 Generic
  5. remifentanil (Ultiva) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 17 results : FDA 1
  6. Sufentanil (Sufenta) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 14 results : FDA 4 Generic
  7. Narcotics (Narcotic Analgesics) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 5 results : IBA
  8. Opioid Analgesics (Opioids) : 1 outcome in 13 results : IBA
  9. Clonidine (ST 155) : 1 outcome in 7 results : FDA 55 Generic
  10. Local Anesthetics : 1 outcome in 5 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Labor Pain

  1. Pain (Aches)
  2. Pre-Eclampsia (Preeclampsia)
  3. Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain)
  4. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma)
  5. Fetal Distress
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Key Therapies for Labor Pain

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  1. Epidural Analgesia : 10 outcomes 13 studies in 90 results
  2. Analgesia : 6 outcomes 10 studies in 66 results
  3. Massage (Reflexology) : 2 outcomes 6 studies in 11 results
  4. Acupressure (Shiatsu) : 1 outcome 8 studies in 11 results
  5. Complementary Therapies (Alternative Medicine) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 5 results
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