Ibuprofen better alternative to oral morphine in kids

October 28, 2014 6:40 AM

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Children are at higher risk of developing fractured limb. A new study has found that ibuprofen is a better alternative to oral morphine in bringing relief for the kids from the severe pain caused by the broken limb, especially in the first 48 hours of the injury.

Researchers say both ibuprofen and morphine are effective in bringing pain reli0ef for children as well as adults. But oral morphine is not an ideal treatment for kids, thanks to the adverse side effects associated with it.

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