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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82-85

Clinical evaluation of transmucosal mucoadhesive meloxicam patch in dental pain reduction: A preliminary study

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pharmaceutics, Bapuji Pharmacy College, Davangere, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Manisha Jadhav
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0970-5333.155174

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Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of Meloxicam mucoadhesive patches in dental pain reduction. Study Design: It was a hospital-based study. Fifty-five patients of either sex diagnosed with dental pain were included in the study. Meloxicam patches were applied on the area of chief complaint about half an hour and pain scores were recorded. Statistical analysis was done using repeated measure ANOVA (Parametric test) with P ≤ 0.05. Result: There was a significant drop in the pain scores from baseline to the score recorded after 30 min. The pain reduction was noted to be maximum in the first 20 min. Conclusion: The result of the present study revealed significant decrease in dental pain using mucoadhesive patches with no side effects and suggests that meloxicam administered in this mucoadhesive patch may present a potential therapeutic use as a strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent giving further scope to carry out studies for noninvasive faster pain relief.

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