A new study suggests the over-the-counter medication is better for children with broken arms than a powerful prescription medication.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – A new study suggests Ibuprofen is better for pain management during a child’s recovery from a broken arm than a powerful prescription drug combination. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), researchers found that the over-the-counter medication presents fewer adverse affects than the drug combination Tylenol No. 3, which contains codeine.
Dr. Knox Todd with Beth Israel Medical Center in New York is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “We want to start with what’s effective and less likely to cause problems” which was shown by the study to be an inexpensive over-the-counter medication.
Dr. Amy Drendel of the Medical College of Wisconsin, who led the study, is further quoted as stating of the children given Ibuprofen, “They were more likely to play, they ate better and they had fewer adverse effects.”
More about the study may be found in Tuesday’s online publication of the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
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