Nurofen for Children Cold, Pain and Fever is an oral ibuprofen suspension for babies and children from 3 months to 9 years old.
For the relief of mild to moderate pain such as sore throats, minor aches, teething, headache, sprains and toothache.
Each 5ml of Oral Suspension contains 100mg Ibuprofen.
Babies and children 3 months and over Weighing more than 5kg: One 2.5ml dose if necessary give second 2.5ml dose 6hrs later
Do not give more than 2 doses in a 24 hour period. If the fever is not reduced, consult your doctor.
Fever, pain and symptoms of cold and flu:
3 – 6 months Weighing over 5kg: One 2.5ml dose 3 times a day.
Do not use for more than 24 hours.
If symptoms persist after 24 hours, consult your doctor.
6 – 12 months: One 2.5ml dose 3 or 4 times in 24 hrs
1 – 3 years: One 5ml dose 3 times in 24 hrs
4 – 6 years: One 7.5ml (5ml + 2.5ml) dose 3 times in 24 hrs
7 – 9 years: One 10ml (5ml + 5ml) dose 3 times in 24 hrs
Doses should be given every 6 – 8 hours.
Leave at least 4 hours between doses.
For children above 6 months, if symptoms persist after 3 days, consult your doctor.
Who should not take Ibuprofen:
Babies under three months of age or weighing less than five kilograms.
Children who have had an allergic reaction such as an asthma attack, itchy rash (urticaria), nasal inflammation (rhinitis) or swelling of the lips, tongue and throat (angioedema) after previously taking ibuprofen, aspirin or other NSAIDs, eg diclofenac.
Children with an active peptic ulcer or bleeding in the gut.
Children who have had recurrent peptic ulcers or bleeding from the gut (two or more episodes).
Children who have ever experienced bleeding or perforation of the gut as a result of previous treatment with an NSAID.
Children with severe heart failure, kidney failure or liver failure.
Children taking other NSAIDs, including COX-2 inhibitors (see end of factsheet for more details).
Ibuprofen is not recommended for children with chickenpox.
Ibuprofen is generally well-tolerated and most people do not experience any side effects.
The most common side effects are related to stomach irritation and include abdominal pain, indigestion and nausea. These can mainly be avoided by taking the ibuprofen with food.
Rarely, serious side effects such as ulceration or bleeding of the stomach or intestines may occur. These are more likely with high doses and in elderly people. If your child experiences any sign of bleeding from the stomach or bowels after taking this medicine, such as vomiting blood and/or passing black/tarry/bloodstained stools, you should consult your doctor straight away.