Sweet-tasting solutions for needle-related procedural pain in children aged one to 16 years

  • Protocol
  • Intervention



This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine if any sweet-tasting solutions, including sucrose, fructose, glucose or artificial sweeteners, are analgesic during needle-related procedures in children aged one to 16 years.

Secondly, to conduct subgroup analyses based on the type of painful procedure, the type of control intervention, the type of sweet-tasting solution, the amount and concentration of sweet-tasting solution and incidence of adverse events.