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Comparison of the Effect of Dexamethasone and Metoclopramide in Prevention of Post-Operative Nausea and Vomiting in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Authors: Iyad Abbas Salman --- Redha Mohamed Abdul Hussien Alkabee
Journal: Iraqi Academic Scientific Journal المجلة العراقية للاختصاصات الطبية ISSN: 16088360 Year: 2013 Volume: 12 Issue: 3 Pages: 443-448
Publisher: The Iraqi Borad for Medical Specialization المجلس العراقي للاختصاصات الطبية


ACKGROUND: Postoperative Nausea and vomiting is Common complication depending on the type of surgery, technique and duration of anesthesia.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of Dexamethasone as antiemetic in comparison with Metoclopramide.METHODS: Is aprospective study carried on (100) patients undergone elective cholecystectomy in a periodfrom Jan. 2009 to April. 2010 in Baghdad Teaching Hospital / Medical city/Baghdad/Iraq. The patients were allocated into two groups of 50 patients each. Group A received 8mgDexamethasone, group B received 10mg metoclopramide intravenously, both groups monitoredpostoperatively for nausea and vomitting for 24 hours every 4 hours.RESULT:Regarding Nausea, for 24 hrs the results were not significant except at 24th hr., in which nauseamore significant in metoclopramide group.Regarding Vomiting, there was no significant from postoperative period to 12hr, while from 16 24 hr. there were significant fewer incidences in dexamethasone group.CONCLUSION: A single dose of Dexamethasone is effective same as Metoclopramide in prevention of PONV ,and it is better in late prevention postoperativel

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