A scientific study revealed that children experiencing bone fracture should intake ibuprofen instead of oral morphine.
Generally, doctors recommend oral morphine in order to relief the pain caused by the fracture. The oral morphine is usually prescribed to both children as well as adults specifically for the fracture pain. No doubt, it definitely provides relief to the patient to a greater extent but it has certain side effects.
Therefore, oral morphine becomes relatively less beneficial for the human health as compare to the ibuprofen. Ibuprofen performs the same function as oral morphine with similar intensity but without side effects.
UPL.com reported that almost 25 percent of the childhood injuries are fractures. Fractures are extremely painful in the first 48 fours of the injury, hence it is better to choose appropriate pain killer.
Doctor Naveen Poonai, chief author of the study stated that it is confirmed with evidence that majority of the doctors suggest oral morphine or opiods in the case of fracture injuries. However, more research is required to fill the gap between knowledge and scientific evidence for the selection of best painkiller.
Experts examine the data of 134 children between the age of 5 to 11. Most of them suffered from broken bones but recovered it without surgery. Researchers randomly treated a few of them with morphine and the rest with ibuprofen.
Surprisingly, Children who took morphine endure more side effects such as drowsiness, nausea and vomiting.
The study is published in this week’s edition of Journal of Canadian Medical Association.