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Children prescribed opioids for tonsillitis

August 08, 2019 09:40 PM

Many children having their tonsils removed are being prescribed opioids - despite recommendations against it.

Researchers found 65% of children studied filled at least one opioid prescription.

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Experts recommend using less powerful drugs, like ibuprofen, following these procedures.

The scientists believe doctors may have prescribed opioids to reduce the risk of complications.

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