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International Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Technology

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of serratiopeptidase and aceclofenac in reducing swelling and pain following soft tissue injury. This study included 100 patients with soft tissue injury to upper limb, lower limb or both. They were randomly divided into two groups of 50 each to receive serratiopeptidase and aceclofenac. Evaluation of efficacy was made using tape measurement (for swelling), and visual analogue scale (for pain) on day 0, week 1and week 2. Serratiopeptidase showed significant anti-inflammatory effect and mild analgesic effect. None of the patient was required to be put on another analgesic or any alteration in treatment. Aceclofenac showed superior analgesic effect as compared to serratiopeptidase. Mild to moderate adverse effects were reported. The most common adverse effect reported was dyspepsia. All were mild and did not require any alteration or discontinuation of treatment.

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