T. Jamuna1, J. Radha2, Y. Nicolas Israel3
The post-operative pain can be treated by various approaches. Aim of this randomised prospective study was to compare two drugs (Tramadol and Pentazocine). 100 adult patients of both sexes of ASA status 1 & 2 posted for elective upper abdominal surgery were randomly assigned into two groups of 50 each, where Group 1 received Tramadol intravenously and Group 2 received Pentazocine intravenously as post-operative pain management. The efficacy of the analgesic effect of intravenous Tramadol & Pentazocine was compared during post-operative pain management. It was observed that Tramadol has got more potent analgesic action compared to equianalgesic dose of Pentazocine.