COMPARATIVE EFFECTS OF IV INJECTION OF KETOPROFEN AND PARACETAMOL IN THE TREATMENT OF TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE
Keywords:Tension-type headache, Headache, analgesics, Ketoprofen, Paracetamol
Background: Headaches are one of the commonly reported issues throughout the world population. Globally, Tension-type headache is a more common problem. Individuals facing long occurring and more severe headaches may go for care from the medical facility. However, most of the individuals do not do so which usually consequences in inappropriate and inadequate management of this problem.
Objective: The aim of the present study is to compare the effectiveness of ketoprofen IV injection and paracetamol IV injection in the treatment of tension-type headache.
Methodology: A validated questionnaire was designed to conduct this study. Certain inclusion and exclusion criteria were established to select the participants. Patients having the age between 20 to 40 years were treated with paracetamol and ketoprofen and their responses were recorded and evaluated.
Results: Our results suggest that paracetamol has more vital signs stability when compared with ketoprofen and is safer in terms of drug-induced allergic reaction and injection site reaction. However, ketoprofen has a faster onset of action when compared with paracetamol.
Conclusion: Management of tension-type headache is neglected most of the time which affects the quality of life and productivity in the affected population. Development and update of existing guidelines for tension-type headache are essential in managing this issue. Both ketoprofen and paracetamol are effective in treating this issue but both have some side effects. Future studies are still desired to further evaluate their effects.
Keywords: Tension-type headache, Headache, analgesics, Ketoprofen, Paracetamol
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