Medication in Children with Asthma

What we are studying

The purpose of this study is to find out if acetaminophen or ibuprofen is the better analgesic-antipyretic for children with asthma who are less than 5 years of age. An analgesic relieves aches and pains. An antipyretic brings down a fever. It is possible that medications used to treat fever or body aches work differently in young children with asthma. This difference might depend on their asthma controller treatment.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 1 - 5

Eligibility Criteria

  • Children 12-59 months of age
  • Diagnosed asthma

What is involved

  • Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for body aches or fever

Compensation

$25 for completion of the first visit,$25 each for completion of the rest of the visits

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Cheryl Wilmoth
Email
cwilmoth@wakehealth.edu
Phone
336-713-8559

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