(CBSMiami) – A new Canadian study recommends giving children ibuprofen for pain when they have minor orthopedic surgery. Researchers say ibuprofen has fewer adverse effects like vomiting and dizziness than oral morphine.READ MORE: Retail Sales Surge Almost Double What Analysts Predicted
The study looked at 154 children age 5 to 17 who underwent minor outpatient orthopedic surgery, including keyhole surgery on ligaments, joints and tendon repair, suture or hardware removal, at London Health Sciences Center in Ontario, Canada.READ MORE: Thousands Flock To South Beach To Take Advantage That Countywide Curfew Has Been Lifted
More than 80 percent of the children in the study required pain relief in the first 24 hours after discharge, and researchers found that the kids taking oral morphine suffered more drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and constipation.MORE NEWS: Neighbors 4 Neighbors, Miami Dolphins To Serve 500 Hot Meals To Miami-Dade Schools Families
While a benefit of ibuprofen over morphine was found in the study, the researchers say that neither treatment completely relieved pain and research is needed for more effective methods of pain relief.