Ibuprofen as effective as morphine in children after minor surgery

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Takeaway

  • Home administration of oral ibuprofen (eg. Advil) was as effective as oral morphine (eg. Morphabond) in pediatric patients following minor surgery, with fewer adverse effects.

Why this matters

  • Inadequate pain management is a common reason for hospital readmission and increa...