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Which is safer for infants: ibuprofen or acetaminophen?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

We never give ibuprofen under 6 mo of age because of risks related to the kidneys.
After that point they are both about equal in safety & effectiveness when given at proper doses. I prefer ibuprofen since you don't have to give it as often.

In brief: Depends

We never give ibuprofen under 6 mo of age because of risks related to the kidneys.
After that point they are both about equal in safety & effectiveness when given at proper doses. I prefer ibuprofen since you don't have to give it as often.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Michael Holmes
Pediatrics

In brief: Ibuprofen

both are really, equally, 99.
9%, safe but acetaminophen has a tiny, rare, chance of causing liver damage

In brief: Ibuprofen

both are really, equally, 99.
9%, safe but acetaminophen has a tiny, rare, chance of causing liver damage
Dr. Michael Holmes
Dr. Michael Holmes
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