Nurofen Cold, Pain & Fever Strawberry Flavour
Nurofen for Children Cold, Pain Fever Strawberry Flavour helps relieve the symptoms of cold and flu, reduces fever (including post-immunisation fever), and provides relief from headaches, sore throats, minor aches and sprains, teething and toothache. The active ingredient is ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) painkiller.
Nurofen for Children Cold, Pain & Fever Strawberry Flavour is suitable for children aged 3 months and over that weigh over 5kg and contains a 5ml dosing syringe for quick, easy and accurate dosing.
Directions:Fever caused by Immunisation:
- Babies and children 3 months and over weighing more than 5kg: Give one 2.5ml dose up to twice a day. If necessary the second dose should be given 6 hours after the first dose.
- Do not give more than 2 doses in a 24 hour period. Do not give to a child under 3months of age, unless advised to do so by your doctor.
- 3-6 months weighing over 5kg: Give one 2.5ml dose 3 times a day. Do not use for more than 24 hours.
- 6-12 months: Give one 2.5ml dose 3 or 4 times in 24 hours.
- 1-3 years: Give one 5ml dose 3 times in 24 hours.
- 4-6 years: Give one 7.5ml (5ml + 2.5ml) dose 3 times in 24 hours.
- 7-9 years: Give one 10ml (5ml + 5ml) dose 3 times in 24 hours.
Doses should be given every 6-8 hours. Leave at least 4 hours between doses.
For short-term use only. Do not give to babies aged 3-6 months for longer than 24 hours. Do not give to children aged 6 months or over for longer than 3 days.
- Active Ingredient (per 5ml): Ibuprofen 100mg.
- Other Ingredients: Maltitol Liquid, Water, Glycerol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Saccharin, Strawberry Flavour, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 80, Domiphen Bromide.
- This product contains maltitol. If you have been told by a doctor that you have an intolerance to fructose, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
- Maltitol may have a mild laxative effect. Calorific value 2.3 kcal/g maltitol.
- They have ever had a reaction (e.g. asthma, runny nose, rash, swelling of the face, tongue, lips or throat) after taking ibuprofen, aspirin or other non steroidol, anti- inflommotory (NSAID) medicines.
- They weigh less than 5kg or are under 3 months of age.
- They are taking any other anti-inflammotory (NSAID) painkillers, or aspirin with a daily dose above 75mg.
- They have (or have had two or more episodes) of a stomach ulcer, perforation, or bleeding They have severe kidney, heart or liver failure.
- They have inherited problems coping with fructose/fruit sugar (hereditary fructose intolerance).
- This is because the body can make some fructose from the ingredient maltitol.
- Your child has or has had high blood pressure, heart problems or a stroke because there is a small increased risk heart problems with ibuprofen.
- Your child has a condition which may put them at risk of heort problems, such as diabetes or high cholesterol.
- Your child has asthma or any allergic disease of the lungs. Your child has, or has had liver, kidney, heart or bowel problems.
- Your child has SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, a condition of the immune system) or any similar disease.
- Your child suffers from chronic inflammotory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
- You or your child are taking other medicines.
- Ibuprofen belongs to a group of medicines which may impair fertility in women.
- This is reversible on stopping the medicine.
- It is unlikely that this medicine, used occasionally, will affect your chances of becoming pregnant, however, tell your doctor before taking this medicine if you have problems becoming pregnant You should only take this product on a doctor's advice during the first 6 months of pregnancy.
- Do not take this medicine if you are in the last 3 months of your pregnancy.
- Medicines such as Nurofen for Children Cold, Pain and Fever may be associated with a small increased risk of heart attack ("myocardial infarction") or stroke.
- Any risk is more likely with high doses and prolonged treatment.
- Do not exceed the recommended dose or duration of treatment.
- If you have heart problems, previous stroke or think that you might be at risk of these conditions (for example if you have high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol or are a smoker) you should discuss your treatment with your doctor or pharmacist.
- In limited studies, ibuprofen appears in the breast milk in very low concentration and is unlikely to affect the breast-fed infant adversely.
- If you are elderly talk to your doctor before using this medicine.