(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: Grandmother Hopes For Justice One Year After Murder Of Chassidy Saunders
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: No Major Accidents After 'Wheels Up, Guns Down' Bicyclists Hit Miami Highways
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: Butler Gets Triple-Double, Heat Hold Off Raptors 104-99
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.