What's the Best Painkiller for Kids with Broken Arms?

By JustMommies staff

Your son breaks his arm and is in pain...should you give him codeine-laced acetaminophen or ibuprofen?

According to a team of researchers led by Dr. Amy Drendel (of the Medical College of Wisconsin), ibuprofen is the way to go.

Reuters Health reported the details of the study, which compared the two medications. Their results? That ibuprofen was just as effective and had less side effects. Children taking ibuprofen had less issues with nausea and vomiting, and were also more apt to continue activities like playing or eating.

The study included 336 children with arm fractures - learn more details here.