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Experts warn about opiods after tonsillectomy

August 09, 2019 04:59 AM

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

Researchers found 60 percent of children studied filled at least one opioid prescription.    

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Many 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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