Clonidine Does Not Reduce Pain or Opioid Consumption After Noncardiac Surgery

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(Abstracted from Anesth Analg, 123:749–757, 2016)

A multimodal technique using differing classes of nonopioid analgesics to reduce pain after surgery can improve recovery and reduce opioid requirements. Clonidine, an α2-adrenoceptor agonist, is often used as part of a multimodal analgesic technique.

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