One of the most popular drugs for reducing fever and relieving pain in children is Nurofen. So that the drug does not harm the baby and at the same time helps to alleviate his condition, you must follow the instructions for its use.
Currently, "Nurofen" for children is produced in the form of syrup and rectal suppositories. Many parents prefer to give syrup to their children, as it is very convenient to use.
The active ingredient of the drug "Nurofen" is ibuprofen. The drug has an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effect on the body. Nurofen can be given to babies from 3 months. It is considered one of the most effective, but at the same time, relatively harmless antipyretic and pain reliever.
The package with the drug should contain a measuring syringe or spoon. The syringe is very convenient for treating very young children. Before using Nurofen, it is imperative to consult with your doctor. The specialist will prescribe the dosage and be sure to specify the frequency with which the child can be given the medicine.
Children aged 3-6 months are advised to give the syrup no more than 3 times a day. A single dose of the drug should not exceed 2.5 milliliters. Children aged 6-12 months are also recommended to give 2.5 milliliters of Nurofen at a time, but during the day the baby can take the syrup 3-4 times. For children aged 1-3 years, the recommended dosage of the drug is increased. These babies should be given 5 milliliters of medicine 3 times a day.
For older children, the dosage of the drug should be increased. Babies 4-6 years old need to be given 7.5 milliliters of syrup at a time, children aged 7-9 years - 10 milliliters, and 10-12 years old - 12.5 milliliters. In all cases, you need to take the medicine no more than 3 times a day.
"Nurofen" in the form of candles
Nurofen rectal suppositories are also popular. The active ingredient of the candles is the same ibuprofen, but hard wax is used as auxiliary components in their production.
Children aged 3-9 months are recommended to enter rectally no more than 1 suppository at a time. The maximum frequency of use of the drug for this age is no more than 3 times a day. For children aged 9 months to 1 year, it is permissible to enter rectally 1 suppository no more than 4 times a day.
For the treatment of older children, it is better to use syrup. The maximum duration of treatment with suppositories or syrup should not exceed 3 days if the drug is used as an antipyretic. When using "Nurofen" as an anesthetic, it is permissible to take it for no more than 5 days in a row.
You should talk to your doctor before giving this drug to your child. Nurofen has certain contraindications. In particular, it should not be given to children who are hypersensitive to ibuprofen and acetylsalicylic acid. Also, it can not be used for some inflammatory diseases, rhinitis, with diseases of the blood, intestines.