104Women should be offered diamorphine (0.3–0.4 mg intrathecally) for intra- and postoperative analgesia because it reduces the need for supplemental analgesia after a CS. Epidural diamorphine (2.5–5 mg) is a suitable alternative. [A] [2004]
105Patient-controlled analgesia using opioid analgesics should be offered after CS because it improves pain relief. [GPP] [2004]
106Providing there is no contraindication, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs should be offered post-CS as an adjunct to other analgesics, because they reduce the need for opioids. [A] [2004]

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NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 132.
National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK).
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