Ibuprofen good as morphine, and safer, for kids with fractures, study says

October 28, 2014 7:14 PM

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Ibuprofen good as morphine, and safer, for kids with fractures, study says

The narcotic drug morphine is not the best choice for pain relief in kids with broken bones, a new study suggests.

Kids in the study took either morphine or ibuprofen by mouth. The morphine was associated with side effects like drowsiness, nausea and vomiting – but it wasn’t any better than ibuprofen at relieving pain.

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