Nurofen for Children Single Sachets Strawberry Flavour are individual 5ml sachets of ibuprofen suspension in an easy to take strawberry flavour. They start work directly at the source of pain and fever. This medicine is designed to help bring down a high temperature (fever and post-immunisation fever) and relieves pain from headaches, sore throats, minor aches and sprains, teething and toothache. This medicine is suitable for most babies over 3 months of age, children and adults. Follow the dose instructions carefully.
NOT SUITABLE for children under 3 months of age weighing less than 5kg.
FEVER AND PAIN
3 months -6 months Weighing more than 5kg - One 2.5ml dose 3 times a day. Do not use for more than 24 hours.
For infants 3-6 months, if symptoms persist after 24 hours or worsen, consult your doctor.
6 months -12 months - One 2.5ml dose 3 or 4 times in 24 hours
1 year - 3 years - One 5ml dose 3 times in 24 hours
4 years - 6 years - 7.5ml (5ml 2.5ml) dose 3 times in 24 hours
7 years - 9 years - 10ml (5ml 5ml) dose 3 times in 24 hours Doses should be given every 6 - 8 hours.
Leave at least 4 hours between doses. Do not take more than the recommended dose in 24 hours. For children above 6 months,
if symptoms persist after 3 days or worsen, consult your doctor.
Do not give this medicine to your child if: 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 steroidal anti- inflammatory (NSAID) medicines they weigh less than 5kg or are under 3 months of age they are taking any other anti-inflammatory (NSAID) painkillers, or aspirin with a daily dose above 75 mg 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. they have a history of stomach bleeding or perforation after taking ibuprofen or other NSAIDs. Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if: your child has or has had high blood pressure, heart problems or a stroke because there is a small increased risk of heart problems with ibuprofen your child has a condition which may put them at risk of heart 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 is dehydrated as there is a risk of kidney problems your child has SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, a condition of the immune system) or any similar disease your child suffers from chronic inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohns disease or ulcerative colitis Your child has an infection.
This medicine may hide signs of an infections such as fever and pain. It is therefore possible that this medicine may delay appropriate treatment of infection, which may lead to an increased risk of complications. This has been observed in pneumonia caused by bacteria and bacterial skin infections related to chickenpox. If you give this medicine to your child while they have an infection and their symptoms of the infection persist or worsen, consult a doctor without delay. During chicken pox (varicella) it is advisable to avoid use of this medicine. Skin reactions Serious skin reactions have been reported in association with this medicine.
You should stop giving this medicine to your child and seek medical attention immediately, if they develop any skin rash, lesion of the mucous membranes, blisters or other signs of allergy since this can be the first signs of a very serious skin reaction.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The most common side effect is irritation of the stomach which can cause problems such as indigestion and heartburn. If your child experiences any of the following, stop giving this medicine and tell your doctor immediately: blood in the stools (faeces/motions) black tarry stools vomiting blood or dark particles that look like coffee grounds unexplained wheezing, asthma, shortness of breath, skin rash (which may be severe with blistering or peeling of the skin), itching or bruising, severe skin reactions including Stevens-Johnson syndrome, racing heart, fluid retention (swollen ankles or decreased levels of passing urine) stiff neck, headache, nausea, vomiting, fever and disorientation. face, tongue or throat swelling (these can be signs of serious allergic reactions) A severe skin reaction known as DRESS (Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms) syndrome can occur. Symptoms of DRESS include: skin rash, fever, swelling of lymph nodes and an increase of eosinophils (a type of white blood cells). A red, scaly widespread rash with bumps under the skin and blisters mainly localised on the skin folds, trunk, and upper extremities accompanied by fever at the initiation of treatment (acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis) (frequency not known) See also section 2.
If your child experiences any of the following side effects, stop giving this medicine and tell your doctor: unexplained stomach pain, indigestion, heartburn, nausea or vomiting yellowing of the eyes, pale stools and dark urine (these can be signs of kidney or liver problems) severe sore throat with high fever unexplained bruising or bleeding, tiredness, getting more infections than normal, such as mouth ulcers, colds, sore throat, fever. (These can be signs of anaemia or other blood disorders.) Other side effects which may occur are: Uncommon: headache Rare: diarrhoea, wind or constipation. Tell your doctor if these last for more than a few days or become troublesome
Very rare: kidney or liver problems may occur with Ibuprofen stroke or heart problems may occur with Ibuprofen. This is unlikely at the dose level given to children worsening of colitis and Crohns disease high blood pressure. stomach ulcer, bleeding of the stomach, inflammation of the stomach lining Frequency not known: in exceptional cases, serious infections of the skin and soft tissues have occurred during chicken pox (varicella)
Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
The active ingredient is Ibuprofen 100 mg per 5ml of medicine.
The other ingredients are: Maltitol liquid, water, glycerol, citric acid, sodium citrate, sodium chloride, sodium saccharin, orange or strawberry flavour, xanthan gum, polysorbate 80, domiphen bromide
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