A study on effect of tramadol hydrochloride on both mother and newborn in using labor pain


  • Asha Rani K. N. M. Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, VIMS, Bellary, Karnataka, India




Tramadol, Labor pain, Maternal and fetal outcome


Background: The analgesic efficacy of intramuscular opioids versus epidural analgesia in labor and concluded that the analgesic efficacy and maternal satisfaction is better with epidural analgesia than with opioids.  Hence in developing nations, where availability of facilities is the main limiting factor, intramuscular opioids can be considered suitable alternatives.

Methods: A 200 primigravid women presenting with full term pregnancy at a tertiary care center constituted the study subjects.

Results: Birth weights of babies’ shows maximum number (65%) of babies have birth weight of 2.5 to 2.9 Kg.  About 28.5% have birth weight between 3 to 3.4 Kg, 6.5% of babies’ have birth weight of 2-2.4 Kg.

Conclusions: This Drug has no adverse effects in the mothers/ on to newborn.


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