Product Type: Nurofen baby products
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Orange flavoured Nurofen
Nurofen For Children Orange
Member Name: cornishchic
Nurofen For Children Orange
Advantages: Mess free bottle, effective
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.
Summary: Orange flavoured Nurofen
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