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Antipyretic treatment in young children with fever: acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or both alternating in a randomized, double-blind study.

Authors
  • Sarrell, E Michael
  • Wielunsky, Eliahu
  • Cohen, Herman Avner
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2006
Volume
160
Issue
2
Pages
197–202
Identifiers
PMID: 16461878
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An alternating treatment regimen of acetaminophen (12.5 mg/kg per dose) and ibuprofen (5 mg/kg per dose) every 4 hours for 3 days, regardless of the initial loading medication, is more effective than monotherapy in lowering fever in infants and children.

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