Which antipyretic is best for feverish kids?
Australian researchers have compared several studies in an attempt to determine if paracetamol or ibuprofen is a better antipyretic in children,
In a systematic review, researchers at Monash Univerity identified eight studies, involving a total of 1600 children, that assessed their comparative benefits in treating acute febrile illness.
And ibuprofen appears to have a slight advantage in terms of rapid onset and relief of fever-related discomfort, but there is insufficient data to conclude it is superior to paracetamol in treating fever.
The review, which looked at children under 12 with a temperature