Post-operative pain management
There are steps you can take to help your patients understand and effectively manage their post-op pain in today’s opioid-conscious environment. By discussing your patients’ expectations for pain relief and helping them reframe their goals, you can help them achieve them with minimal opioid use.1
Download a presentation that discusses today’s post-op treatment concerns, and gives new, effective options for pain management.
According to the American Pain Society guidelines, non-opioid analgesics, such as TYLENOL®, should be part of a multimodal approach for post-op pain. A plan that includes acetaminophen or NSAIDs in conjunction with opioids is associated with less post-op pain or opioid consumption than opioids alone.1
Help your patients understand pain and set realistic post-op expectations
Patients may not understand that avoiding post-op pain completely may not be achievable. Help them reframe their pain relief goals to focus on restoring normal functionality, so they can return to their job, household, and family.
Download a discussion tool that helps explain effective post-op pain relief options to your patients.
Help patients create a plan specific to them and their individual health conditions.
Download a planning tool to help your patients prepare for and personalize their approach to relieving post-op pain.
Educate patients about post-op pain relief options
The active ingredient in TYLENOL® can be an effective post-op pain choice.2 TYLENOL® is opioid free, and not typically associated with side effects seen with opioids, like nausea, constipation, and sleepiness.3 Combinations with non-medicine approaches, like acupuncture and massage, can also help manage pain.4,5
Download a counseling tool to help you and your patients create a personal pain relief plan, so they can use fewer opioids for a shorter amount of time.1
Nearly 80% of patients prefer a non-opioid6
Patients are aware of, and concerned about, opioid risks. 79% of patients would choose a non-opioid option over opioids for their post-op pain.6
Share other considerations you take before recommending an OTC analgesic
NSAIDs can increase the risk of certain cardiovascular events, like heart attack and stroke.7 TYLENOL® may be a more appropriate analgesic choice for your post-op patients with certain comorbidities, like cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and those taking aspirin heart therapy.8,9
A multimodal approach gives your patients effective pain relief1
When acetaminophen or NSAIDs are used in conjunction with opioids, it is associated with less post-op pain or opioid consumption than opioids alone.1