Wiese AD, Osmundson SS, Mitchel E, Adgent M, Phillips S, Patrick SW, Spieker AJ, Grijalva CG. The risk of serious opioid-related events associated with common opioid prescribing regimens in the postpartum period after cesarean. American journal of obstetrics & gynecology MFM. 2021 Aug 26. 100475 p. PMID: 34455101 [PubMed]
Opioid analgesics are commonly prescribed to women after cesarean. There is a growing effort to prescribe opioids judiciously, yet the risk of serious opioid-related events (SOREs) associated with specific prescribing patterns after cesarean remains undefined.