Paracetamol plus ibuprofen for the treatment of fever in children (PITCH): randomised controlled trial

  title={Paracetamol plus ibuprofen for the treatment of fever in children (PITCH): randomised controlled trial},
  author={Alastair D. Hay and Ceire Costelloe and Niamh M. Redmond and Alan A Montgomery and Margaret E Fletcher and Sandra Hollinghurst and Tim J. Peters},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether paracetamol (acetaminophen) plus ibuprofen are superior to either drug alone for increasing time without fever and the relief of fever associated discomfort in febrile children managed at home. DESIGN Individually randomised, blinded, three arm trial. SETTING Primary care and households in England. PARTICIPANTS Children aged between 6 months and 6 years with axillary temperatures of at least 37.8 degrees C and up to 41.0 degrees C. INTERVENTION Advice on… CONTINUE READING
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