Ibuprofen risk with viral infections.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Acetaminophen (Dosage and administration)
Acetaminophen (Research)
Drug therapy, Combination (Health aspects)
Drug therapy, Combination (Research)
Ibuprofen (Dosage and administration)
Ibuprofen (Complications and side effects)
Virus diseases (Drug therapy)
Virus diseases (Research)
Author: Thompson, June
Pub Date: 11/01/2008
Publication: Name: Community Practitioner Publisher: Ten Alps Publishing Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 Ten Alps Publishing ISSN: 1462-2815
Issue: Date: Nov, 2008 Source Volume: 81 Source Issue: 11
Topic: Event Code: 310 Science & research
Product: Product Code: 2834224 Acetaminophen-Based Analgesics; 2834223 Ibuprofen Pain Relievers NAICS Code: 325412 Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing SIC Code: 2834 Pharmaceutical preparations
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United Kingdom Geographic Code: 4EUUK United Kingdom
Accession Number: 187909094
Full Text: Ospina CA, Salcedo A. Ibuprofen increases soft tissue infections in children. British Medical Journal, 2008; doi:10.1136/bmj.a1767 (23 September 2008).

Although a combination of ibuprofen and paracetamol may be more effective for treating fever in children, precautions have to be taken when administering this to children with viral infections, especially chickenpox, according to Universidad del Rosario in Bogota, Colombia researchers responding to recent evidence (see October's Clinical papers). In such children, paracetamol should be considered as monotherapy, lowering the risk of developing soft tissue infections such as necrotising fasciitis, they say.
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