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Ibuprofen, anti-fever drugs can cause kidney damage in kids
The Mercury News

Giving children painkillers such as Advil and Aleve instead of Tylenol or no drugs at all can lead to serious kidney damage, according to a new study — particularly if the children are dehydrated, a common side effect of illnesses such as flu. Nearly three percent of cases of acute kidney injury treated at an Indianapolis hospital between 1999 and 2010 could be traced directly to the children having taken common nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, according to an analysis published online today in The Journal of Pediatrics.

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