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Ugeskr Laeger. 2012 Apr 30;174(18):1214-7.

[Ibuprofen is more effective than paracetamol in lowering the temperature in febrile children].

[Article in Danish]

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  • 1Børne Unge Klinikken, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 København Ø, Denmark. klu@dadlnet.dk

Abstract

In Denmark, the traditional choice for treating fever and pain in children is paracetamol. In other countries ibuprofen or a combination of paracetamol and ibuprofen is preferred. The literature describing the two medications for children is being reviewed. It is concluded that ibuprofen seems to be more effective in reducing fever when compared to paracetamol. The two types of medications are equally effective when it comes to treating pain in children.

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