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Risk of wheezing and asthma exacerbation in children treated with paracetamol versus ibuprofen: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Sherbash, Mohamed; Furuya-Kanamori, Luis; Daghfal Nader, Joanne; Thalib, Lukman


//Background:Paracetamol and ibuprofen are the most commonly used medications for fever and painmanagement in children. While the efficacy appears similar with both drugs, there are contradictory findings relatedto adverse events. In particular, incidence of wheezing and asthma among children taking paracetamol comparedto ibuprofen, remain unsettled. //Methods:We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared wheezing andasthma exacerbations in children taking...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020-03-23
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
DOI: 10.1186/s12890-020-1102-5
Access Rights: Open Access


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