Meloxicam and Tenoxicam Exhibited a Similar and Well-Tolerated Efficacy for Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects

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ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATIONComparison of analgesic and anti-inflammatory efficacy of selective and non-selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors in dental implant surgery.Karabuda ZC, Bolukbasi N, Aral A, Basegmez-Zeren C, Ozdemir T.J Periodontol 2007;78(12):2284-8.LEVEL OF EVIDENCELevel 2 (Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence)STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADENot applicablePURPOSE/QUESTIONThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the analgesic and anti-inflammatory efficacy of 2 nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), the selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor drug meloxicam and the nonselective COX-2 inhibitor drug tenoxicam, by using self-related pain scores and the need for rescue-analgesic agents after dental implant surgery.SOURCE OF FUNDINGNo fundingTYPE OF STUDY/DESIGNRandomized, Prospective Double-Blind Study

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