The aim of the study was to compare the analgesic effectiveness of naproxen sodium and etoricoxib after simple dental extraction. This randomized parallel and single blind clinical trial, was developed in the Clínica Odontológica of the Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego. The patients, who required simple exodontia for dental caries in the mandibular molar, were randomized into three groups of 17 participants each, where they received naproxen sodium, etoricoxib or ibuprofen (control group), according to established criteria. The procedure was standardized, evaluating the analgesic efficacy by means of the analog visual scale at 1, 8, 24 and 48 hours, after the start of the medication. The statistical analysis was carried out using the Kruskal-Wallis test, considering a level of significance of 5 %. There was no difference in the analgesic effectiveness between naproxen sodium and etoricoxib, after simple dental extraction. This finding was observed at 1 (p = 0.602), 8 (p = 0.884), 24 (p = 0.338) and 48 hours (p = 0.189). There is no difference in the analgesic effectiveness between naproxen sodium and etoricoxib, after simple dental extraction.
KEY WORDS: analgesics, effectiveness, naproxen, dental extraction.
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CHACÓN, R. I. C.; ASMAT-ABANTO, A. S. & ESPEJO-CARRERA, R. E. Efectividad Analgesic effectiveness of sodium naproxen and etoricoxib post simple dental extraction: parallel randomized clinical trial. Int. J. Odontostomat.,13(2):241-246, 2019.