Does Vitamin C Have Analgesic Post-op Potential? More from AANA 2020 Virtual Congress
Achieving post-op pain control that maximizes recovery and patient satisfaction without adverse effects is a challenge. Despite their potential for adverse effects, opioids remain the most commonly used analgesics in the perioperative period. Proceeding from the medical evidence that Vitamin C has been linked to neuromodulation and neuroprotection, Columbia University-based authors of the poster “Could Vitamin C be the New ERAS Appointee? Perioperative Administration of Vitamin C is Effective in Reducing Post-Operative Pain and Opioid Consumption,” reviewed the literature for data on the capability of Vitamin C to reduce perioperative pain and opioid consumption.
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