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 delivery. American journal of obstetrics & gynecology MFM. 2021 Dec;3(3). 100475 p. PMID: 34455101 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC8599660 NIHMSID: NIHMS1747019.
Opioid analgesics are commonly prescribed to women after cesarean delivery. There is a growing effort to prescribe opioids judiciously; however, the risk of serious opioid-related events associated with specific prescribing patterns after cesarean delivery remains unclear.