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Ibuprofen better first-line option for post op pain relief following minor pediatric surgery

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eMediNexus    11 October 2017

Compared with oral morphine, ibuprofen is a better first-line option for pain relief in children who have undergone minor orthopedic outpatient surgery, according to a study published October 3, 2017 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Although pain scores in both groups were similar, children receiving oral morphine reported more adverse effects, such as nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness and constipation.

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