Table 6

 Number of doses of paracetamol alone or ibuprofen alone over 24 and 48 hours. Values are numbers (percentages) of children

Drug use (dose No)Paracetamol (n=52)Ibuprofen (n=52)Paracetamol plus ibuprofen (n=52)
Paracetamol or placebo in 24 hours:
 152 (100)52 (100)52 (100)
 252 (100)49 (94)51 (98)
 348 (92)44 (85)47 (90)
 434 (65)24 (46)22 (42)
 56 (12)3 (6)4 (8)
Paracetamol or placebo in 48 hours:
 152 (100)52 (100)52 (100)
 252 (100)49 (94)51 (98)
 350 (96)49 (94)49 (94)
 442 (81)39 (75)38 (73)
 535 (67)26 (50)24 (46)
 620 (38)11 (21)15 (29)
 78 (15)6 (12)6 (12)
 83 (6)1 (2)1 (2)
 91 (2)
Ibuprofen or placebo in 24 hours:
 152 (100)52 (100)52 (100)
 251 (98)48 (92)51 (98)
 338 (73)39 (75)37 (71)
 47 (13)6 (12)7 (13)
 52 (4)
Ibuprofen or placebo in 48 hours:
 152 (100)52 (100)52 (100)
 251 (98)49 (94)51 (98)
 345 (87)45 (87)46 (88)
 432 (62)34 (65)29 (56)
 518 (35)5 (10)18 (35)
 67 (13)4 (8)10 (19)
 71 (2)3 (6)