What is Nurofen for Children 7+?
Nurofen for Children is a pain relief medication designed for children aged 7-12. It’s twice the strength of other Nurofen for Children formulas, making it ideal for older children who need high doses of pain relief. This product comes in two flavours: strawberry and orange. The handy measuring spoon ensures accurate dosage.
What pain can this medicine be used to treat?
Nurofen for Children can be used to treat the following aches and pains:
- Cold and flu symptoms.
- Dental pain
- Muscular pain
- Rheumatic pain (aches and pains in joints)
How does Nurofen for Children help to ease pain?
This oral suspension contains 200mg of ibuprofen per 5ml of liquid. Ibuprofen belongs to a group of medicines known as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID), which change how the body responds to pain and high body temperature helping to relieve aches, pains and fever symptoms.
Uses / InstructionsShake the bottle well before each use. Following the guide on the product leaflet, use the measuring spoon provided to measure out the correct dose for your child. Ensure you wash the spoon and replace the cap on the bottle after each use.
Nurofen for Children Dosage
- Children aged 7-9: One 5ml dose up to 3 times a day with at leaving at least 4 hours between each dose.
- Children aged 10-12: One 7.5 ml dose up to 3 times a day with at least 4 hours between each dose.
See patient information leaflet for more details.
Side EffectsLike all medications, Nurofen for Children can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. If your child experiences the following symptoms, stop use and seek immediate medical help:
Signs of intestinal bleeding:
- Severe abdominal pain.
- Black tarry stools.
- Vomiting blood or dark particles that look like coffee grounds.
Signs of rare but serious allergic reaction:
If any of these symptoms occur, call a doctor immediately.
- Worsening of asthma.
- Unexplained wheezing.
- Shortness of breath.
- Swelling of the face, tongue or throat.
- Racing heart.
- Drop in blood pressure leading to shock.
Severe skin reactions:
- Rashes covering the whole body.
- Severe skin reaction, known as DRESS- rash, fever, swelling of lymph nodes, increase in ofeosinophils (a type of white blood cells).
See patient information leaflet for more details
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