Letters Paracetamol with ibuprofen

Ibuprofen increases soft tissue infections in children

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1767 (Published 23 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1767
  1. Carlos A Calderon Ospina, assistant professor, pharmacology unit1,
  2. Alejandra Salcedo, chief of medical education and assistant professor1
  1. 1Faculty of Medicine, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia
  1. carlos_calderon74{at}yahoo.com

    Because ibuprofen is more effective as monotherapy than paracetamol in controlling fever in children Hay and colleagues conclude that ibuprofen should be administered first to feverish children in discomfort.1 Paracetamol should be added after 24 hours if recovery is not …

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