Ibuprofen ideal painkiller for childhood fractures

If your child breaks a bone, it turns out morphine isn't the ideal painkiller according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Researchers found that orally-administered morphine has more side effects like drowsiness, nausea and vomiting, and that ibuprofen is just as effective when it comes to relieving pain.

Children also tended to have the largest decrease in pain intensity when they took ibuprofen. Also since oral morphine poses a higher risk for side effects, ibuprofen might be a safer bet.
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