A randomised open label study of the combined use of paracetamol and ibuprofen to rapidly reduce fever is reported. The advantage of using both medications is less than half a degree centigrade in the first hour, and insufficient to warrant routine use.
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Published Online First 7 February 2006
Funding: this study was funded by the Anthony Hopkins Memorial Prize, awarded by the Faculty of Accident and Emergency Medicine as an unrestricted award to the Emergency Department
Competing interests: none declared