Dexamethasone IV and Spinal Anesthesia

A systematic literature search followed by conventional meta‐analysis examined the effects of intravenous Dexamethasone during Spinal Anesthesia.

While its effects on nausea and vomiting are well known, this study found a high level of evidence that intravenous dexamethasone improves postoperative analgesia after spinal anaesthesia.

Dexamethasone use was associated with a significant reduction in 24‐h morphine consumption and times to first analgesia request was prolonged by 86 mins.

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