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.
Who Can Participate in the Study?
-Children 4-17 years old
-Scheduled for tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy surgery
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