Oral steroids and opioid usage in child tonsillectomies - Clinical Trial

What is the Purpose of this Study?


We are doing this study is to see if using a medicine called dexamethasone after tonsillectomy in kids or teens can reduce the use of oxycodone, which is an opioid.

What is the Condition Being Studied?

Pediatric Tonsillectomy

Who Can Participate in the Study?

Key Eligibility

-Children 4-17 years old
-Scheduled for tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy surgery

Age Group

What is Involved?


If you choose to have your child to participate in this study:
-They will be randomized (like the flip of a coin) to Group 1 or Group 2
--Group 1 will get the study medicine (Dexamethasone) with oxycodone for their pain management
--Group 2 will get oxycodone alone for their pain management
-They will also be asked to fill out a pain diary twice a day for two weeks

Study Details

Full Title
Randomized control trial of postoperative course of oral dexamethasone and effect on opioid usage in pediatric tonsillectomies in a tertiary care center.
Principal Investigator
Head and Neck Surgeon
Protocol Number
IRB: PRO00103025
NCT: NCT04541147
Phase N/A
Enrollment Status
Open for Enrollment