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Care Ibuprofen for Children Oral Suspension

Effective relief of pain and fever

Care Ibuprofen for Children Oral Suspension has a zesty orange taste and is sugar-free. It has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties and helps to lower high temperatures, including those caused by vaccinations.

It can help to relieve a child suffering from mild to moderate pain such as headache, sore throats, teething pains and toothache as well as cold and flu symptoms and minor aches and sprains.

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Effective relief of pain and fever
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Suitable for 6 months - 12 years
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100ml liquid

More about this product

  • Essential information
  • Directions for use
  • Self Care Advice
  • FAQs
  • Tips & Advice

Essential Information

Care Ibuprofen for Children Oral Suspension. For reduction of fever (including post immunisation fever) and relief of mild to moderate pain such as headache, sore throat, teething pain and toothache, cold and flu symptoms, minor aches and sprains. Contains Ibuprofen. Always read the label.

Directions for use

To be taken with or after food.

For oral administration and short term use only.

Children 8 to 12 years: 10ml three to four times daily.

Children 3 to 7 years: 5ml three to four times daily.

Children 1 to 2 years: 2.5ml three to four times daily.

Infants 6 to 12 months: 2.5ml three times daily.

If this medicinal product is required for more than 3 days, or if symptoms worsen a doctor should be consulted.

Not to be given to children under six months of age except on the advice of a doctor.

For post immunisation fever: 2.5ml followed by one further 2.5ml 6 hours later, if necessary. No more than 2 doses in 24 hours. If fever is not reduced, consult your doctor.

Undesirable effects may be minimised by using the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration necessary to control symptoms

See the product label for more information or view the Patient Information Leaflet.

This is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.

 

If in doubt, always talk to a healthcare professional.

 

Self Care Advice

Taking care of a feverish child:

  • Encourage them to drink plenty of fluids – offer regular breastfeeds if breastfeeding
  • Offer them food if they seem to want it
  • Look out for signs of dehydration – these can include a dry mouth, no tears, sunken eyes and, in babies, fewer wet nappies
  • Check on the child regularly during the night
  • Keep them away from childcare, nursery or school – let the carer, nursery or school know the child is unwell
  • Avoid bundling them up in too many clothes or bedclothes

FAQs

What is considered to be a high temperature?

In children under 5, a fever is considered to be a temperature of 38C (100.4F) or above.

What causes a fever?

Fever is very common in young children. Most fevers are caused by infections or other illnesses. The high body temperature makes it more difficult for the bacteria and viruses that cause infections to survive.  
https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/fever-in-children

How long does it take to recover from a fever?

A high temperature can be quite worrying for parents and carers, but most children recover with no problems after a few days.

Tips & Advice

Who can use this product:

It can be used by children between 6 months and 12 years old. If symptoms worsen or last for longer than 3 days ask your doctor for advice.

Did you know?

Fever is the body’s natural response to fighting infections.

Many things can cause a high temperature in children, from common childhood illnesses like chickenpox and tonsillitis, to vaccinations.

 

www.nhs.uk/conditions/fever-in-children/