Ibuprofen Trumps Oral Morphine for Children with Fracture Pain

October 27, 2014 6:10 PM

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For children patients who have suffered some kind of bone fracture, ibuprofen is a better option than oral morphine in treating pain, a new study concluded.

In this randomized trial, the researchers recruited 134 child patients who suffered from bone fractures that did not need to be surgically treated. The children were between the ages of five and 17. 66 of them were given oral morphine and the remaining 68 were treated with ibuprofen.

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