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For the past couple of days my daughter has been suffering from what I presume is a virus. The last time she had a virus and we took her to the doctor we were advised to use nurofen, and calpol if necessary until things improved. Well Nurofen has been a Godsend over the last few days as it has been the only thing that has given my daughter any relief. When she was a baby, I actually didn't like using Nurofen much as I felt it sometimes gave her indigestion, however, as she has got older, and with big teeth poking through gums, nurofen has been the only thing that has worked to give her pain relief.
Nurofen for children is designed for those from 3 months to 9 years. Although in the past I have often purchased the strawberry flavour nurofen, recently my local TEsco have only been stocking the orange flavour, hence why I had this one in my medicine cupboard. Nurofen is an ibuprofen suspension designed to relieve pain and reduce fever. It is applied using a syringe, which I find very very useful as when my daughter is groggy, trying to get her to take medicine off a spoon without it spilling is near impossible. This Nurofen is also colour and sugar free which is important to me and something I always look for when purchasing Calpol as well. It claims to offer fast effective pain relief. It can be used to treat sprains, headaches, minor aches, toothache, teething and sore throats. It is also for short term use only.
My daughter had a temperature over the weekend although she herself did not feel warm and wouldn't allow me to take off any clothing. She was irritable, seemed from what she indicated to have a sore throat and has bee very lethargic at times. She has simply not been herself and obviously has some sort of virus. We intermixed Calpol and Nurofen depending on how bad we thought she felt. On one such occasion over the weekend, I made a little bed for her in our sofa after giving her some nurofen and she simply lay there (she never sits still!!) for about 15 minutes and then started to perk up and come to life and was interested in books, toys etc again. It was very very obvious that the Nurofen had kicked in and was giving her relief from the virus working on her. In fact for the next while she would play happily and then gradually go down hill again, when either Calpol or Nurofen was given again (Nurofen can only be given 3 times per day) but I did find that the Nurofen helped reduce her temperature and seemed to settle her quicker than the Calpol.
All in all, this is my first hand experience in seeing how fast and effective Nurofen really is at reducing pain and also reducing a temperature. It makes a parent feel less helpless when you can give your child something that works to take away pain and discomfort.
Over the last week Jayden has been quite poorly with a nasty tummy bug and temperature, after a trip to the doctors and the hospital we also discovered that he had slightly red ears and tonsils, the doctor suggested that as well as giving him Calpol we alternated it with Nurofen for Children as you can give both medicines together (either at the same time or a few hours apart) meaning that you can keep your poorly child topped up with pain killers to help make them feel more comfortable.
Nurofen for Children comes in a brown glass bottle which has a white safety cap on the top and a label wrapped around the bottle containing some of the same information that is stated on the outer box. The bottle comes inside a rectangle box, the majority of the box is an orangy yellow colour with the top of the bottle being silver. The silver section has the name Nurofen written at the top in red writing with the flavour of the medicine and the age group it is suitable for written just underneath.
The majority of the orangy yellow section is taken up with a picture of a baby and a little girl, there are also a few facts about the medicine written around the picture. On the other sides of the box you will find all the information you need to know about this medicine prior to giving it to you child, all of the product information is clearly set out and easy to follow, a lot of is also repeated on the leaflet inside the box.
Nurofen for Children is quite a thick medicine, sticky medicine and is a creamy white colour. This medicine is an Ibuprofen medicine and is designed to help reduce pain and fever, it comes in 2 flavours, strawberry and orange, we went for the orange option, although I have not tried the product myself I have got a bit on my fingers and ended up tasting it, to be honest the taste isn't too bad, you can taste the orange flavour, the taste is as good as a medicine gets.
This is an oral medicine and giving it to your child is made very easy by the dosing syringe that comes with it, this is made from clear and orange plastic and the different doses are clearly labelled on the side of the syringe so that you can easily make sure your are giving your child the right does.
Nurofen for Children is both sugar free and colour free and contains active ingredient Ibuprofen 100mg/5ml suspension.
This medicine can be used for a range of injuries and sources of pain including
* Tooth ache
* Sore throats
* Minor aches
How to Use
The directions of how to use Nurofen for Children is clearly listed on the leaflet inside the packaging and states that your shake the bottle well prior to use and then use the syringe provided to draw up the correct amount of the medicine.
The doses are also clearly listed so that you know exactly how much of the product to give to your child, these include
* Post Immunisation - One 2.5ml dose followed by a second dose 6 hours later. No more that 2 doses in 24 hours.
* Ages 3 - 6 Months (Weighing more that 5kg) No more than three 2.5ml doses in 24 hours.
* Ages 6 - 12 Months - No more that 3 to 4 2.5ml doses in 24 hours.
* 1 - 3 Years - No more than 3 5ml doses in 24 hours.
* 4 - 6 Years - No more than 3 7.5ml doses in 24 hours.
* 7 - 9 Years - No more than 3 10ml doses in 24 hours.
The instructions state that the doses should be given every 6 to 8 hours with at least 4 hours between each doses, we gave Jayden a 5ml dose at a time and gave him 3 doses in 24 hours, however combined with the Calpol it meant that he was topped up most of the time with pain killers which helped with his temperature and also any pain or discomfort caused.
These again appear on the packaging of Nurofen for Children and include
* Do not exceed the stated dose
* For short term use only* Do not give to babies 3 to 6 months for more than 24 hours
* Do not give for children over 6 months for more than 3 days
* If systems persist or worsen consult your doctor
* Do not give to babies under 3 months or weighing less than 5kg
* Do not give to your child if they have ever had an ulcer perforation or bleeding of the stomach
* Do not give to your child if they are allergic to any of the ingredients
* Speak to your doctor before giving this to your child if they have asthma, liver, heart or bowel problems
Price and Availability
We got our Nurofen for Children prescribed by the doctors, however it is also available from a variety of chemists as well as supermarkets. As ours was prescribed so we didn't actually have to pay for it, however I have seen this product available in Boots and a 100ml bottle is sold for £3.15. This is a average price for this type of product and in my opinion well worth the money if it helps your baby to feel better.
We started using Nurofen for Children on Jayden Tuesday night after a trip to the doctors, we were prescribed this medicine in order to help bring his temperature down, as I have mentioned I combined this with Calpol and by morning his temperature was much lower and he seemed much happier in himself, although he still was not totally better.
We continued using the Nurofen for a few days and I have to say it really did work, getting Jayden to take medicine with a spoon is very difficult and always ends up messy with everyone and everything nearby being sticky, however with the syringe that it provided things are much easier and the medicine does not get spilt.
Nurofen for Children is definitely worth the money is it really did work for Jayden and helped to make him feel better. This is definitely a product that I would recommend and I will certainly be buying another bottle of this to keep in the house.
WHAT IS IT?
Nurofen For Children is ibuprofen and is used to treat pain and the symptoms of sickness such as fever and aching. I use it mostly when my 9 month old daughter has got teething pain because it is very effective and works a lot faster than Calpol.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
Nurofen For Children can be used for babies of just 3 months old but I did not use it so early. There is a grid printed where you can check your babys age and it will tell you how much medicine to give them, this will be between 2.5ml and 10ml for children who are older. I use the syringe that comes with the medicine to give it to my daughter because that is the easiest way to get an accurate dose and it helps me to make sure she has swallowed it all.
DOES IT WORK?
I am very happy with Nurofen For Children and think it works very well for my daughter. She has had a lot of pain this week because she has got a tooth that is going to break through very soon so she is in pain and has got other teething symptoms also like a sore bottom and a fever, I have been giving her Calpol and this medicine and I can see that it is more effective than Calpol because of how quick it works and how it gets my daughter back to normal so soon.
WHAT I THINK
My daughter takes this very easy because she likes the orange taste and does not ever spit it out of her mouth. She had the strawberry one and liked that also so I think the medicine must taste very nice even though it is sugar free.
It works very quickly and I am happy for that because I do not like to see my children sick. I do not think it is as effective as Calpol for reducing a fever but it is a better pain killer and my daughter is free of her teething pain for a lot longer, it is a shame when it wears off because I know giving her a dose of Calpol will not take it away properly again. My other children have used Nurofen For Children but not very often because they do not become sick very much, it works for them with pain also and I think that is good because they are so much bigger than the baby but do not have to take very much more medicine.
You keep it in the medicine cabinet and not the fridge because it will grow crystals in the bottom of the bottle if you chill it.
A bottle of Nurofen For Children costs about £3 and I think it is worth it because it is so effective. My children are never sick for very long so a bottle lasts me for a long time, some of the chemists will give it to you if you take a doctors prescription in for childrens ibuprofen but my chemist will now only give the none brand ibuprofen so I buy my own because it is a product I trust very much.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
We don't usually buy this medicine as I have found the supermarket versions are just as good however this is what happens when you sent the other half to the shops! Both my children get dreadful temperatures when they are ill so we were advised by the doctor to use both a Paracetamol product and an Ibuprofen product at staggered times to have the best effect and help control the temperatures.
The Medicine is available in chemists, supermarkets and discount style stores so it is readily available. The medicine is available in orange or strawberry flavour and generally costs in the region of £3 for a 100ml bottle is about double the price of the supermarket own versions.
The medicine comes packaged in a brown glass bottle with a picture of a target on the front of it and a baby along with an older girl pictured. The box that the medicine comes in is the same as the bottle and both displays the name of the product and then on the back you have dosage information as well as a list of ingredients. Also in the box you have a special syringe which is only to be used with the Nurofen bottles as underneath the childproof screw top lid you find the top of the bottle has a special stopper in it and the syringe fits in it perfectly. I like the Nurofen syringes as you don't have to dip them inside the medicine to dose them up and therefore don't end up with sticky medicine on the outside of it.
The dosing of the medicine depends on the age and weight of the child and it states you should only give the medicine every 6-8 hours but must leave at least 4 hours in between doses,
3-6 months (weighing more than 5kg) can have 2.5mls 3 times a day
6-12 months olds can have 2.5mls 3-4 times a day
1-3 years old can have 5mls 3 times in a day
4-6 years old can have 7.5mls 3 times in a day
7-9 years old can have 10mls 3 times a day
The medicine smells of oranges and both my girls like the taste of it, it has a very sweet smell to it and the medicine itself is very sticky so I would say if you do spill any anywhere then it's a good idea to clean it up straight away. The medicine seems to work pretty quickly and I have found that it does work best alongside Paracetamol which is what I was advised, I tend to give my children half doses and give them much more often and this helps to keep the temperature steady when they are poorly. I rate this 4 stars from 5 as the price lets the medicine down, the medicine itself is really great and helps make little ones feel better quickly but so does the supermarket version.
Although Calpol seems to do the job with easing my daughter's pain, there are some times where she needs a little bit more and ibuprofen is ok to take with paracetamol based products so I always make sure I've got a bottle of Nurofen just in case she needs it. I normally buy the strawberry flavoured Nurofen but my local Tesco didn't have any in when I last bought it so I bought the orange flavour instead.
Nurofen for children in the orange flavour is widely available to purchase from supermarkets, chemists and places such as Boots. A 100ml bottle usually costs around £3. The packaging is typical of the Nurofen brand being mainly silver in colour with the well-known target as its logo, it also has orange on the bottom half of the box signifying the orange flavour. Inside the box is a bottle, a syringe and an information booklet.
The medicine is suitable for children between the ages of 3 months all the way up to 12 years. The dosage information is as follows:
3-6 months - 2.5ml up to 3 times in 24 hours
6-12 months - 2.5ml up to 4 times in 24 hours
1-3 years - 5ml up to 3 times in 24 hours
4-6 years - 7.5ml up to 3 times in 24 hours
7-9 years - 10ml up to 3 times in 24 hours
10-12 years - 15ml up to 3 times in 24 hours
The bottle includes a child proof lid and after you've struggled to get this off (I think most of these bottle are adult proof as well as child proof!) you will find a plastic covering over the hole with a circle shape hole missing in the middle. This hole is where you insert the syringe until it makes a clicking sound so you know it's inserted correctly, once in place you simply tip the bottle upside down and pull the inner part of the syringe out until the medicine reaches the required amount. I must admit that this type of bottle did put me off a bit at first but now I've realised that it is so much cleaner this way, the medicine doesn't drip down the sides of the bottle and then stuck to the box, it stays well contained the bottle. Another thing I love about the syringe is when it comes to washing it up I have to have a little play and pull water up the shaft then squirt it back out, but that's just me being a big kid!
My three year old daughter loves taking her medicine with the syringe, she has a full syringe full for her 5ml dose and I stop half way through pushing it into her mouth so she can swallow half before swallowing the rest. She doesn't kick up a fuss even though it's a different flavour for her, she normally has strawberry/blackcurrant medicines but still doesn't mind taking this one. I find after around 20 minutes of taking the required dose, my daughters does seem to calm down and her symptoms disappear.
I normally use this alongside Calpol but have used this solely a couple of times when my daughter doesn't seem that poorly. It normally lasts around 3 hours before it wears off and the symptoms return. When I do use it along with Calpol I always make sure I write down what medicine my daughter is having and when as it can get confusing with the different dosages and the last thing I want to do is give her an overdose!
I'd definitely recommend this Nurofen for children in the orange flavour. It's a nice change to the normal strawberry flavoured medicine and my daughter doesn't kick up a fuss if she has to take any. It is effective at relieving symptoms and these effects last a good time.
Recently my son was ill and was running a high temperature even after I had given him my trusty Calpol. After a visit to A and E they recommended giving him ibuprofen to help bring his temperature. As a result of this experience we now have a new addition to the medicine cabinet in the form of Nurofen for Children.
I use Nurofen myself but normally associate it with muscle sprains as I consider it as an anti-inflammatory so was surprised that it is also useful in dealing with fevers. The orange flavour was liked by my son and the syringe that came with it was great as it avoid the spills associated with trying to give a young child medicine in a spoon. So good an idea is the syringe is that I would suggest you keep it even after the medicine has been used up in case you end up with another brand which comes with a spoon. The syringe also made it very easy to measure out the exact dose which was 5ml as my son is now over a year old. (Good grief doesn't time fly!) As with if all medicines you should check to see what dosage is suitable for your child and take care if they are small for their age as a lower dosage may be more suitable. Nurofen should not be used if you have any stomach ulcers so I prefer to give it after a meal or a bottle so it is less harsh on my son's stomach.
I have to admit that the Nurofen did seem to help with his fever. I particularly like the fact that it can be given in addition to a paracetamol based painkiller such as Calpol. This meant in our case we could give Capol then we felt that he was still suffering give Nurofen a couple of hours later. (Although you need to leave 4 hours in-between doses of Nurofen.) No one likes to see their child in pain so I would certainly recommend this as a handy addition to the medicine cabinet. As Nurofen is a well known brand it is pretty easy to find Nurofen for Children in most chemists. It costs around £6.50 . Although we have the orange flavour and will stick to that as we know my son likes it there is also a strawberry flavour available too.
Now that my little girl has turned three, when it comes to her temperatures and fevers I think something a bit stronger than Calpol for children aged 2 months plus is needed to make her feel better. A mummy friend who is also a nurse recommended Nurofen for children as this is what she always uses for her son and says it works quite well so I decided to try some.
On the box it says that Nurofen for Children Orange reduces temperature (including fever caused by immunisation) and soothes away pain. There are often times when my little girl has a bit of a temperatures and some sniffles picked up from school or her friends and so an early night and some Nurofen really works well. Nurofen also works against the following infant problems too so it's a bit of a cure everything medicine but then I think that's good and something I know I can turn to in my medicine cabinet when my little girl has any problems. The problems are as follows:
The medicine is in the form of a thick sticky liquid. It has quite a sweet orange taste I'm sure to make it appealing to young children. My little girl was not too sure about it at first but now she opens her mouth wide whenever she needs the medicine and actually asks for it so this is the point when I know she must be sick. The liquid contains ibuprofen as well.
The medicine comes with a handy dosing syringe too which I have to admit I find a bit easier than the spoons that you get with other medicines. It's very simple to use and quite easy to squirt into your little ones mouth if they are not being cooperative. The syringe fits into the neck of the bottle and you just pull it back to the amount that you need and then its ready to give to your child.
You can actually give this medicine to children from the age of 3 months but I prefer to stick to regular Calpol for my little boy and let my older girl have this medicine when she needs it. In fact, there are different dosage amounts depending on the age of your child and as a 1-3 year old my daughter gets more than a smaller child. We have a 200ml bottle which cost £6.59 from Boots and is a medicine I can trust.
At the beginning of last summer, Oscar came down with an ear infection. The doctor prescribed anti biotics, and told us we could also alternate Calpol and infant ibuprofen, and recommended Nurofen for children. I had never used it before, as Calpol had always been sufficient for teething pain.
I picked up an orange flavoured bottle in Tesco for £3 for 100ml. It comes with a handy syringe which attaches onto the end of the bottle, giving you an exact dose each time. The syringe also makes it very easy to put into Oscar's mouth. The anti biotics he was on had quite a bitter taste, so it meant every time I came towards him with the spoon, he would thrash about. The fact that the Nurofen was being administered with a syringe helped him to differentiate between the two, and was quite happy to take it.
The pain relief worked within minutes, much quicker than Calpol, and lasted about 5-6 hours.
It also comes in strawberry flavour, and also in sugar free variations of both flavours. You can buy it in sachets too, but I think these are very fiddly, and difficult to get an exact dose, although they are handy to pop a couple in your changing bag.
There is two things I like to keep well stocked in my medicine box - Calpol & Nurofen - in case my little one comes down with an illness. As previously advsied by my pharmacist and doctors, you can mix Calpol & Nurofen (please see your own doctor if you can also do this) to speed up recovery from an illness. Today I will be telling you a bit more about Nurofen in Orange flavour.
What is Nurofen?
Nurofen Orange is an ibuprofen oral suspension for children. It is a painkiller which can be mixed with Calpol (as Calpol is paracetamol based - although always check with your personal doctor before mixing different medicines).
What does Nurofen do?
Nurofen helps a number of pains which occur in children such as:
* Reduces temperature (including fever caused by immunisation)
* Sore Throats
* Minor Aches
Who is it suitable for?
The box I have bought recently in orange flavour is suitable from 3 months to 9 years old.
It is not suitable for children aged under 3 months or weighting under 5kg.
What do you get with this product?
Inside the cardboard box packaging you get a fold out of instructions, a plastic 100ml bottle of Nurofen and a syringe to administer the medicine - the syringe is very handy for young children who do not take medicine from a spoon.
Dosage information can be found on the back of the packaging which is as follows:
3 months and over : one 2.5ml dose and second dose of 2.5ml to be given 6 hours later
3-6 months : one 2.5ml dose 3 times a day
6-12 months : one 2.5ml dose 3 or 4 times in 24 hour period
1-4 years : one 5ml dose 3 times in 24 hours
4-7 years : one 7.5ml dose 3 times in 24 hours
over 7 years : one 10ml dose 3 times in 24 hours
Is it yummy?
My daughter says it isnt a disgusting medicine, it does taste like oranges and she will happily eat it... but states it isnt as nice as Strawberry Calpol (is anything as nice as Calpol??!!)
I have been buying this alongside Calpol since my daughter was a tiny baby - it was recommended by my health visitor to use with Calpol after injections - it really did help her in my opinion!
I still choose to give both calpol and nurofen together to my daughter because paracetamol and ibuprofen together do work very well - and this is on the doctors advice... it does work well.
Unlike calpol - in which you measure the dosage using a spoon provided - this comes with a measuring syringe - which makes it almost impossible to measure too much. Brilliant idea as the product is also for very young children... Can never be too careful.
I also like how like with all good medicines there is a safety cap on the top which keeps little hands away - its so wrong but I was always drinking Calpol out of the medicine cupboard when I was younger, so I also like to keep this out of my daughters way... The bottle is also plastic instead of glass which makes it that bit safer...
The price is expensive but I know the product works well so as its for my little one I don't mind paying extra for it.
I love Nurofen - an essential for your childrens medicine.
Price & Availability
You can buy 100ml bottle contents for £3 in Tesco at the moment - it can be bought practically anywhere including all big supermarkets and pharmacies.
After dispairing with my son's teething, I decided to purchase a bottle (just under £3 for 100ml, which is slightly more expensive than a shop's own brand). Since then I have not looked back.
The box states "with easy dosing syringe", which is exactly what it is. It makes it extremely easy to give to babies, and screaming toddlers alike!
The flavour I find is quite sharp, however it definately has an orange tang.
I would say this is one of the best medicines I have ever bought. It seems more effective than paracetamol based medicines with teething and with headaches (as I found out after my daughter bumped hers!). It is one of the ones I would say that actually works for what it states on the box, in this instance teething, toothache, sore throats, headaches, minor aches and sprains.
I would definately recommend to anyone with small children.
This morning my little one woke up feeling unwell, he was then sick twice and I was glad I decided to keep him home from nursery even though it's only his first week.
I brought him downstairs and lay him cwtched up on the sofa with comfort toy, Scout (see review). He asked for a drink so I gave him some juice, thinking it was better to vomit that back up rather than milk, within 5 mins of drinking it he was sick again.
He looks so pityful when he's ill, he's rarely ill and usually a mini tornado so it's weird to see him laying quietly on the sofa :o(.
I opened the fridge and saw (not what I was looking for) a bottle of Nurofen for children! Phewww, I thought we had run out but it was laying down in the top shelf. I got it out, rummaged around in the drawer for the dosing syringe and stuck it in the bottle. The syringe has a flat end, which fits straight into the stopper on the medicine bottle and pulls up quick and easy. The syringe is exactly how it looks it the above picture, a clear tube with the Nurofen brand name written up the side with the dosage on the other side and an orange pully up bit.
We have the orange flavoured one and my kids love it!! They think it's a treat and ask for more!
The dosage instructions are on the box and also on the bottle, as it is, my little boy was to have 5ml, so I gave him the medicine and within 20 mins or so, he was running around, like there had never been anything wrong! It's fast acting and really is a brilliant medicine to have in the cupboard/fridge ready for when the kids get ill!
It did start wearing off around 3.30pm - 4pm which I found really well as he took the medicine at around 9.30am. I gave him another 5ml and he was right as rain in no time again.
I have taken this from the Nurofen for children website, which is quite cute, with lot's of butterflies floating around!
Starts to work in just 15 minutes to relieve fever
Relieves fever for up to 8 hours - that's up to 2 hours longer than paracetamol based products
Provides fever relief through the night - which means a good night's rest for both of you
Treats pain from those little tumbles, earache and relieves the fever associated with teething
Is the best-selling Ibuprofen suspension
Is available in a choice of flavours - orange or strawberry
Is sugar and colour free
Comes with a unique easy dosing device, which helps make giving the correct dose to your child simple
The prices below are a rough guide ~
100ml bottle orange or strawberry £3.20
16 pk sachet £3.90
8pk sachet £3.30
Nurofen for children can be bought in supermarkets, pharmacies, and even local convience stores/corner shops.
I give this 5/5.
I always like to make sure that I have a well stocked medicine box just in case my son should develop a fever or something quite quickly so that I will be able to treat it effectively. One of the products I like to keep in is Nurofen for children ibuprofen suspension. I like this keep this product in alongside calpol as you can alternate the two medicines every couple of hours to help deal with a particularly nasty temperature.
The active ingredient in nurofen medicine is ibuprofen and there are 100mg or ibuprofen per 5ml spoon.
The nurofen can be bought in both strawberry and orange varieties and in sachets as well as bottled medicine. My review is for a 150ml bottle of the orange variety, I cannot remember the exact cost but looking online a 200ml bottle will set you back around £5.00.
The medicine comes in an orange box with a silver top which is more in keeping with the nurofen brand. The box features the nurofen target logo. In the box you have your bottle of medicine which is just like any other standard brown bottle with a white child proof lid. The bottle also features a label which tells us the directions for use. In the box you also receive a syringe which is required to use this bottle of medicine.
To use the medicine you need to push down the child proof lid and twist it. When you remove the lid you see a strange looking thing in the neck of the bottle. There is a plastic feature with a hold in which you need to insert the syringe provided. You can then turn the bottle upside down and pull the end of the syringe to fill it. I think this is a good little feature as you avoid any spillages as you cannot get any medicine from the bottle without the syringe. The syringe also makes it easy to give an accurate dose of medicine to your child when required in my opinion too.
As I mentioned the nurofen that I am reviewing is the orange variety. It has a nice sweet scent to it and it also tastes quite sweet-although it is sugar free. I have no issues in getting my son to take this medicine when it is required so that makes the whole experience better in my opinion.
The nurofen medicine is suitable for use for children from three months of age as long as they weigh more than 5kg but of course the dosage varies for each age band:
3-6 months (and more than 5kg) - 2.5ml up to 3 times in 24 hours
6-12 months - 2.5ml up to 3-4 times in 24 hours
1-3years - 5ml up to 3 times in 24 hours
4-6 years - 7.5ml up to 3 times in 24 hours
7-9 years - 10ml up to 3 times in 24 hours
10-12 years - 15ml 3 times in 24 hours
There should always be a minimum of four hours between the doses of nurofen and of course you should use your discretion when giving the medicine. Although my son is now five I only ever give him 5ml of the medicine at one go as I find that is usually enough.
I have used this product particularly when my son has had a high temperature and I usually find that within around twenty minutes his temperature is under control again. This product can also be used for teething pains, ear aches, sore throats and other similar aches and pains. You could also use this as a precautionary measure after childhood immunisations but of course that is personal choice.
I have always found nurofen children's ibuprofen to be really effective in helping my son to feel better when he is poorly and for this reason I will always ensure that I have this product at home. I thoroughly recommend it to parents of young children and feel it is very valuable to have in your home in case of a poorly child.
Having bought Nurofen For Children Orange, I can say that it is something that when administered safely and carefully following the correct dosage, can and does help with teething pain and fevers in young children and babies. The product comes as either a 200ml bottle or in small 5ml sachets, both are helpful and the sachets are great for when out and away from the home.
Nurofen For Children Orange is an analgesic product that has antipyretic capabilities, in other words it can take down a fever and reduce body temperature at the same time. Its a well known product that contains Ibuprofen as its main ingredient. Its something that we have always used carefully, following all instructions given with the product.
Nurofen For Children Orange is something we have used sparingly when we wanted to be able to settle fevers and high temperatures. We found that the product works well in situations like the evening following an immunisation. It can also be a helpful thing to give to a child during periods of teething or when a child is suffering with cold or flu type symptoms.
We have found that Nurofen For Children Orange is also very helpful if dealing with a child who has an insect bite or sting. Often bites and stings can cause nasty swelling around the effected area and can mean you end up with an unwell and feverish child. When using the Nurofen For Children Orange suspension we have found it to be very helpful when dealing with this type of incident.
The product is a rather sweet orange flavoured suspension. Its rather sickly sweet, yet easily accepted by most babies and children. The suspension is sugar free and also free from artificial colours. We have found it very quick to administer as it comes with a simple syringe when you buy it as a 200ml bottle. The product contains 100mg of Ibuprofen in each 5mls of the product.
When using the product we have found it can begin to work in around 15 minutes or so. This makes it a good choice for a poorly baby or young child, as it works fast towards easing pain and lowering any raised temperature. The makers say that the product can last up to 2 hours longer than a paracetmol suspension can, but obviously it does wear off after a few hours.
The sachets which contain the orange flavoured suspension are priced at around £4 for 16 sachets each containing small 5ml doses. The orange flavoured suspension in the 200ml bottle works out at much better value, as you get a greater amount of product for your money.
There are a potential 20 x 5ml doses within just one 200ml bottle. Although the Nurofen For Children Orange does work well, it does cost a little more than a similar amount of the paracetamol suspension product Calpol. We have used both varieties and brands, but have slightly favoured the paracetamol product over the ibuprofen based product.
One thing that is good is the fact that Nurofen For Children Orange can be given to young babies from 3 months old onwards. This makes it very helpful, but dosage must be strictly adhered to. The product is not suitable for asthmatic children as it contains ibuprofen. When we have used the product we have always noted timings and doses so that we can be sure to get these right.
In terms of rating the product I feel that 4 stars seems about right for it. It is something that has been of help and does work well. However its not something that should be given lightly and care must be taken when giving it to a child. If in doubt about whether the product is suitable for your child, its best to consult a Dr or health professional prior to using it and then follow all instructions given.
I am a firm believe in using Calpol when my daughter has had a temperature however one day we ran out and nowhere near us had any Calpol. The only thing we could find was the Burofen for Children in the orange flavour. Probably a bit of a disaster as my daughter hates orange flavoured medicines but this was all we could get hold of for her.
Nurofen for Children comes in a box which is orange and silver with the familar Nurofen branding on it. Inside the box is a 100ml bottle of Nurofen which has a child safe lid. The first thing I noticed about the Nurofen for children which I thought was a really good idea was the little Nurofen syringe it came with to make giving the medicine easier. Calpol still has those awkward little spoons which if your child moves their head from side to side to avoid taking it goes absolutely everywhere, coating eveything in its sticky residue.The Nurofen syringe eradicates this completely and it is really easy to use. In the top of the bottle there is a little nozzle which you push the syringe into and then you draw the medicine up into the syringe to the correct dosage (the amounts are written on the side of the syringe). You just have to pop the end of the syringe into your child's mouth and push down on it to give them the medicine.
I found that after about 10 minutes use, the Nurofen brought my daughter's temperature right down and it kept it steady too. I actually thought it was a little better than Calpol is some respects.
Nurofen can be used for children between the ages of 3 months and up to 12 years with dosage guidelines for each age on the box. It can relieve the pain from teething, temperatures and sore throats. Nurofen is a paracetmol based medicine which does have an orange taste. My daughter didn't overly mind it but she did say it was "bitter". It does smell very strong. Highly recommended.
Nurofen For Children - Orange
During the last 11 months of my youngest Daughters life, I have accumulated a medicine cabinet that could rival Boots itself due to the illnesses and problems that she has had, and Nurofen is the one item that I make sure I never run out of!
If you had asked me about Nurofen 4 months ago, I wouldn't have had a clue what it was, never mind what it does. Now I am that familiar with it, I could probably list every ingrediant and every ailment that it is suitable for at the drop of a hat!!
The Nurofen itself comes in a screwtop, child-proof standard medicine bottle, is cloudy white in colour and a strong Orange smell and flavour. The box has the popular Red and Orange Nurofen Name and circular Logo on a silver background on the top half and product information on the botton half with a yellowy orange background. Inside the box is the bottle, a 5ml syringe and a spoon 2.5ml on one side and 5ml on the other to use when giving the medicine. Personally i find the syringe easier to use not just for small children but also for older children who feel too ill to want to open their mouth.
I was recommended this product by a friend when my daughter was starting to teeth and nothing seemed to offer her any relief - until Nurofen. I purposly chose the Orange version of this medicine as opposed to the strawberry as I also use Calpol when she is really bad (as you can use them alternatively every 3 hours - be sure to check dosage amounts as they are both different), and give her 5ml Calpol and then 3 hours later 2.5ml Nurofen and having the different flavours can help you to differentiate between the two to make sure you are not mis-dosing, which can happen after zero sleep at 3am!!
Also when she was in hospital with Broncholitis, which she regularly suffers with when cuttung a tooth, I was prescribed this along with her Paracetamol suspension and found it was without a doubt the BEST medicine I have ever come across as nothing can be prescribed (i.e. antibiotics) for it and this seemed to perk her up and bring her temperatue right back down!
Truly the best child medicine on the market!
Nurofen can be picked up in many chemists, stores and shops as it is rather popular and a 200ml bottle will set you back around £6.00 and also in boxes of 16x5ml Sachets priced around £6.00.
Relieves fever, pain, soar throat and teething. Suitable from 3 months.