Cumberland Pharmaceuticals announced the results of a Level 1 Trauma Center study recently published in the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma. Results demonstrate Caldolor (ibuprofen) Injection significantly reduces the quantity of opioids required to manage pain after a traumatic injury with fracture. In addition, the time to first narcotic medication was longer in the Caldolor group than with hospital standard of care. Further, pain was managed better in the Caldolor group compared to standard of care narcotics.
The aim of the single-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was to evaluate the efficacy of Caldolor administration in the management of acute pain in orthopedic trauma patients and to minimize opioid use. A total of 99 orthopedic trauma patients with fractures of the ribs, face, extremities, and/or pelvis were randomized to receive either 800 mg IV ibuprofen or placebo administered every 6 hours for a total of 8 doses within 48 hours of admission. Both cohorts were given access to the hospital’s standard of care medications. Results demonstrated Caldolor (IV Ibuprofen) statistically significantly reduced opioid consumption compared with placebo plus standard of care medications during the initial 48-hour period. The pain intensity level was also statistically less at 8 hours, and the time to first narcotic medication was significantly longer in the Caldolor group.
See: “Intravenous Ibuprofen Reduces Opioid Consumption During the Initial 48 Hours After Injury in Orthopedic Trauma Patients.” Weisz RD, Fokin AA, Lerner V et al. Journal of Ortho Trauma. 2020;34(7): 341 – 347