SelfCare Focus: a selection of newly published papers on self-care from the worldwide literature. 1. A clinical and safety review of paracetamol and ibuprofen in children

In this section, we will provide a brief summary and a link to the published abstract of newly published papers selected from the worldwide literature as being of particular interest to the SelfCare community.

A clinical and safety review of paracetamol and ibuprofen in children

By: Kanabar DJ.

Inflammopharmacology 2017; 25: 1-9.

Summary: This is a review of clinical safety information regarding two of the most common OTC agents used in community pharmacy. In it, the author examines the common adage in pharmacies of telling patients to take ibuprofen with food, questioning whether doing so is actually of value. The use of both agents in asthma is addressed, as is the consequences of overdose, and whether NSAIDs are safe when used for chicken pox.

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