There's nothing worse being out with a poorly child and having no way of relieving their pain. I always make sure I take a sachet of either paracetamol or ibuprofen for my daughter out in my handbag so I have something if she needs it. The sachets we've been using most recently are these one from Nurofen.
The Nurofen sachets are available to purchase in either strawberry or orange, my daughter loves the orange flavoured Nurofen in a bottle so I purchased the sachets in orange too. They are available to purchase from supermarkets, Boots and chemists. A box of 16 sachets usually costs between £3.50 and £4.50.
The packaging is typical of the Nurofen brand being mainly silver in colour with the red, orange and yellow target logo. The back of the box provides dosage information, warnings and all of the normal information found on medicinal packaging. Inside the box are 16 individual foil sachets. These also have the dosage information printed on them so you know exactly what you are doing.
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
It's nice having such comprehensive dosage information but Nurofen haven't really thought out the packaging very well with each individual sachet containing 5ml. Luckily my daughter has been in the 1-3 years category every time we have purchased it so I haven't had to worry about getting half the sachet out. I usually squeeze the sachet straight into my daughters mouth but if I had to measure out 2.5ml this would prove tricky and I guess I'd have to take a medicine spoon out with me too.
My daughter likes the orange taste of this and doesn't cause any trouble when she has to take it. I find after around 20-30 minutes it seems to take effect and relieves my daughter without any troubles. I find it works for a good few hours before symptoms return.
As Nurofen is an ibuprofen it can be used in conjunction with paracetamol based medicine too. I don't often have to use the two together as one usually relieves my daughter but if you are using both together I would definitely recommend writing down what medicine you are giving and at what time so you don't get mixed up.
Price wise, the bottle of Nurofen works out cheaper than these per dosage but as I only use the sachets when we are out and about, they don't get used that often so a box seems to last ages so I do think they are worth the extra paid if you need pain relief on the go. They work well and relieve pain and are handy to have in your handbag so I would definitely recommend them.
We use nurofen quite a bit in my house. My son is nearly two and has been, what seems like, constantly teething for the last year or so. At the moment he is working on his final four teeth - the ones right at the back of his mouth. This has been quite a painful journey for all involved and when we get these ones through, I think we will all be very thankful! Along the way, we have tried various remedies to try to reduce his pain and discomfort and Nurofen for Children has been one of the successes. I usually opt for a bottle of the strawberry flavoured version but when doing an online pharmacy order, all they had in stock were these single orange sachets so that is what they sent.
Nurofen is an Ibuprofen based product - containing 100mg/5ml suspension. It is targeted relief for fever and pain and is suitable for use for children aged 3 months and over. It can be used to reduce temperatures and also to provide relief from the pain caused by headache, minor aches, muscular pains, toothache and cold and flu. It is colour free and sugar free.
The singles can be purchased in boxes of 8 sachets (priced at around £3) or 16 (at around £4). The sachets can be ripped open easily and contain the liquid nurofen inside. This smells sweet and orangey. The flavour of orange is also quite strong but it is also very sweet and not too sharp. The dosage instructions are contained on both the box and the individual sachets and these vary depending on your child's age. The sachets are really convenient to pop in your changing bag or to take out and about with you. They also eradicate the problem that we experience with sticky bottles. The only downside is that you still need to carry a medicine spoon around with you and it can also be quite difficult to remove all of the liquid from the sachet.
My son was not overly keen on the orange flavour - he much prefers the strawberry variety. It can be tricky to convince him to take this, but when he does it is very effective. It works quickly to lower his temperature and definitely relieves his pain and discomfort - it is especially effective for teething pain. Therefore, these are very handy to have in the house and to have a sachet on you wherever you go. They are convenient and effective but I would probably buy the strawberry variety given the choice.
I have bought Nurofen sachets on and off for a good few years now and always like to have a couple of sachets handy for incase my son comes down with something, as he regularly tends to do!
Nurofen sachets come in packs of 8 and 16, each sachet contains 5 ml. Obviously the price varies, although you can buy a pack of 8 for around £2.89 and a pack of 16 for £3.99. You can also buy them in 'Strawberry' although these don't seem to be as widely available.
You can't beat Calpol for taste, although Nurofen does come close; it is a very sweet medicine, almost verging on the side of 'sickly sweet' (although that is the side that kids usually like to fall on!).
It has a very distinct orange taste, and doesn't taste like medicine at all, which is great - this is also the reason I go for brand name medicine over cheaper versions; I find that cheaper brands can't manage to get a nice taste without adding sugar, however sweet the mixture is, it always tastes a bit odd and never like the flavour that it is supposed to be.
The great thing about buying brand name medicine is that it not only comes in bottles, it is available in sachets as well. Sachets are great as you can just pop them in your bag and always have them handy. Yes, you could do this with a bottle, but who wants to have a sticky medicine spoon in their bag to measure it out?
Bottles also have to be kept in the fridge after the first use, so this makes sachets an even handier option (they don't have to go in the fridge as they are sealed).
To open them you simply tear across the marked line; it is very simple to do and you can't really go wrong. You then have an open sachet with a small hole in the top; you can either give it to the child to suck it up themselves (like they would with a Frube), or squeeze it out onto a spoon (which seems a little pointless, really).
Nurofen Singles can be used for:
Cold and flu
They give very specific amounts depending on the childs age:
3-6 months (over 5kg) - 2.5 ml up to 3 times in 24 hours
6-12 months - 2.5 ml up to 4 times in 24 hours
1-3 years- 5 ml up to 3 times in 24 hours
4-6 years- 7.5 ml up to 3 times in 24 hours
7-9years- 10 ml up to 3 times in 24 hours
10-12 years- 15 ml up to 3 times in 24 hours
Do not give to children of 3-6 months for more than 24 hours, or children 3 months and over for more than 3 days.
I find that Nurofen eases symptoms and makes the pain little more bearable; it gives almost complete relief to minor pains, although more severe pain, such as ear ache, will never be completely eliminated, no matter what you use although it does make it a lot more bearable though.
I do think that Nurofen eases symptoms although it is quite difficult to tell whether it is the medicine that helps, or that the child just gradually feels better. I would say that my son feels better quite quickly after taking the medicine though, so it is doubtful that he would have felt so much better so quickly without it.
I can't say that Nurofen is better than other brands as every illness is different and it is impossible to judge how well a product like this is working, although I will say that it seems to be quite effective and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
To sum up... It tastes good (a lot better than some others, anyway), seems to work well, and it comes in handy sachets... what more could you want from a medicine?
Luckily my children are pretty healthy. However when I go on holiday I always ensure I have a comprehensive first aid kit, just in case! One of the essential items is something for any pain or fever, both for adults and children. When you are travelling space is usually important and with that in mind I like to buy sachets of pain relief. The most effective brand as far as I'm concerned is Nurofen. When I am at home I buy Nurofen in bottles as this works out to be less expensive than the sachets. However this year I bought a box of 16 Nurofen orange flavoured sachets from Bots for just over £4.00.
Nurofen sachets come in two flavours, orange and strawberry. My 7 year old happens to prefer the orange flavour. Each sachet contains a measured 5 ml dose. The medicine is suitable for children form 3 months although should not be given to any child weighing less than 5 kg. It is suitable for children up to the age of 12. Older children will need a higher dose. I give my child 2 sachets and the dose can be repeated 3 times in 24 hours, making this quite an expensive pain relief!
Nurofen is excellent at bringing down a high temperature and works within 15 minutes. It contains Ibuprofen and should not be taken by anyone with a history of stomach problems. There is a full list of health problems than would make this medicine unsuitable. It is also excellent at relieving pain associated with teething.
I have always found Nurofen quick acting and effective. More importantly it is one medicine that my fussy youngest son will take! On holiday he suffered from earache from too much diving. The pain was really helped by taking Nurofen for a couple of days. Luckily the problem cleared up without medical intervention!
Overall I can highly recommend Nurofen although would only buy the more expensive sachets if travelled or to keep in my bag for emergencies.
I guess that I am quite lucky in the fact that both of my daughters are pretty healthy and don't often feel poorly or get temperatures. However, for when they do, I always try to keep some Nurofen for Children in the cupboard as they seem to like it and it generally makes them feel better too.
This medication can be bought in either a bottle or sachets and you can choose between orange and strawberry flavours. The bottle has a rather strange dispenser with it that my daughters don't like - it's like a plastic tube that they have to stick in their mouths - so I tend to buy the sachets instead. Also the girls prefer the orange flavour although they don't mind the strawberry. The sweet orange flavour is a particular hit with them though and they actually seem to relish swallowing this - unlike some medicines which cause them to wrinkle their faces up in disgust. Also, if one is ill and needing some Nurofen, there always seems to be a tinge of envy from the other daughter which is recommendation indeed!
Norofen for children contains ibuprofen and can be taken by children and babies from the age of three months. As my daughters are now seven and five, it is very much tried and tested in our house. It is described as targeted relief from pain and fever. It is particularly helpful with toothache and cold and flu symptoms. If my daughters have a temperature, Nurofen for Children really does seem to have a quick effect on bringing it down and helping them to feel slightly better at the same time.
It's always important to check the correct amount of dosage and of course this varies depending on the age of the child. It goes from 2.5ml three times in twenty four hours for a small baby up to 10 ml three times in the same time period for children aged seven to nine. I assume that beyond this age they would just take normal nurofen but you would have to check.
I tend to buy the boxes that have sixteen sachets in them. Each sachet contains 5 ml of medicine which is the dosage for 1 - 3 year olds. There is a tear off strip along the top of the sachet and then you need to squeeze it all out on to a medicine spoon. It is quite simple to tear and also to ensure that you get all the liquid out without wasting much. Sixteen sachets cost £4.29 in Boots which is fairly reasonable I think.
The sachets are also quite handy as I can always have a couple in my handbag in case my daughters feel poorly when we are out and this saves carrying around the whole box which you wouldn't think to do. Also when we went on holiday recently we just put a few in a plastic tub with some other first aid essentials which did not take up too much room.
Overall I really recommend Nurofen for Children and will always have some on standby just in case. As I said, luckily we don't have too much need for them but when we do I know that my daughters will be happy to take this medicine and it will be effective at making them feel better!
*As with all medicines you should read all the instructions carefully particularly the information about the different levels of dosage and the information about when you should not give the medicine*
Nurofen For Children Singles Orange are something that we have found can be very handy to keep as a helpful analgesic product, to use when traveling or away from the home. We found that the sachets work well for a poorly child in situations like that, as they are simple and easy to use and all individually sealed in 5ml doses.
Nurofen For Children Singles Orange should be used sparingly and you do need to follow the dosage on the pack. There is a simple dosing spoon also included for use with younger babies who can only have 2.5mls of the product at a time. The spoon can measure 5mls at one end and 2.5mls at the other. We found the fact that there is a measuring spoon is of help, when dealing with a poorly younger child.
The sachets can help to settle fevers and high temperatures and we have found that they can work in as little as 15 to 20 minutes. The Ibuprofen in each sachet has antipyretic capabilities. This means it can reduce feverishness and reduce body temperature at the same time. This is an aspect of the product we have found to be really helpful.
When looking into getting these we trusted the Nurofen brand, as its a well known product. The sachets contain Ibuprofen as their main ingredient. Its something that we have always used carefully, following all instructions given with the product. We have found these sachets to be a helpful thing to give to our child during teething, when suffering with cold/ flu, or after an immunisation and also very helpful if dealing with an insect bite/ sting.
One thing to mention is that the suspension is rather a sweet tasting thing. The product is an oddly sweet orange flavoured suspension. Its also sticky if you spill it. We haven't had any problems with our child to using the product. The suspension is sugar free and also free from artificial colours so good for any child who cannot cope with those E numbers that many food colourings are based around.
When using the product we have found it simple to open a sachet and pour it onto the dosing spoon. The 5ml doses come in a paper covered foil backed and individually wrapped sachet, which is around 10/11 cms long and 5 cms wide. This makes them good choice for times when you cannot take a full sized bottle of the product with you as they don't take up much room at all.
The sachets which contain the orange flavoured suspension are priced at around £4 or so. For this you get 16 sachets each containing 5ml doses. Although the suspension in the 200ml bottle is better value, these sachets can be easier to transport and so do have their uses.
Nurofen For Children Singles Orange can be given to babies from 3 months old, but dosage must be carefully monitored. Asthmatic children should not take the product as it contains ibuprofen. Dosage and timings should be followed strictly. When we have used the sachets we have noted timings/ doses so as to keep to the strict guidelines for usage.
To give the sachets a rating I feel they ought to get 4 stars. They work very well and are handy to take with you for holidays or days / nights spent away from the home. They are not a cure all and cannot and should not be used too frequently. We have found them very helpful so can recommend them.
Nurofen for children is a pain relief medicine used to relieve symptoms of high fever, muscular pain, toothache, headache and cold and flu symptoms.
Traditionally Nurofen comes in a 500ml bottle with a dosing syringe great for keeping at home but not so fantastic for keeping a dose at nursery or playgroup or indeed in the nappy bag and as every parent is aware children can be fine one minute and ill the next.
Nurofen singles take away the problem of dosing as they are measured in 5ml sachets perfect for nursery and great to pop in the nappy bag for emergency use.
Cost and stockist
Nurofen singles are an expensive way of buying the medicine but you always pay more for convenience a box will cost you £4.29 from boots for a box containing 16 sachets' whereas a 200ml bottle would cost you £5.99 but that contains 60 doses based on a dose of 5ml. So you can see that it isn't a cheap option but for ease they are invaluable I always have a couple of these and also a couple of the Calpol ones in my bag and on numerous occasions this has proved to be a great thing for example my daughter recently developed Chicken pox and as you will be aware there isn't really anything to indicate that the illness is coming so we were out and about when she complained of being cold and on touch was burning up straight in with the Nurofen which meant the fever was being tackled straight away rather than being given 30 minutes to take hold whilst we travelled home.
I also give these to Nursery and playgroup as they are already measured in the correct dose rather than giving them the syringe with the measured dose which in past experience has been knocked and ends up having a much smaller dose in it.
I think these are brilliant as an emergency medicine need will always occur, they are also excellent for keeping at my family's houses as we are not there all the time but when the need arises you do not need to panic!
Both my 2 and 4 year old are very happy to have the medicine squirted from the packet into their mouths and this is relatively easy to do although it would be far better if the made the packets long rather than the current rectangular shape!
A really good stand by.
I usually don't take my daughter out when she is unwell but I always keep a few of the Nurofen for Children sachets hanging around should the need ever arise (though it would have to be an atomic bomb). I also keep a few of them spare if my Mum is looking after her if she has a cold and I have to go out as otherwise my Mum becomes a little worried about giving her too much medicine but these are already measured out for the right doseage.
The Nurofen sachets come in a little cardboard box which contains 16 sachets which are orange flavoured. The sachet has been measured out to 5ml which is usually the right amount for a child of the right age (over 12 months). Children under 12 months are supposed to take 2.5ml. Inside the box is a little medicine spoon and intructions on how to use. The sachets are little foil sachets and very hard to tear if you just have one floating about in a changing bag or handbag.
To use the Nurofen sachets you are supposed to rub and massage the sachet to mix the liquid up a bit as it probably settled a little bit in the sachet. There is a perforated line at the top which allows you to tear it open easily and it is just a case of squeezing it on to the spoon. Whenever I have used these with my daughter though she has just let me squeeze the liquid directly on her tongue which is less messy and if you are using these on the go, doesn't leave you with a sticky spoon and nowhere to put it!
If you have a child under 12 months of age obviously you cannot give them more than the recommended 2.5ml so you will be left with half a sachet which you do just have to throw away as you cannot keep it which is wasteful given how much the sachets cost (around £5.00) but there is nothing else you can do.
I find that the sachets are a good idea if you are travelling about or if you have someone watching your child who is not very comfortable with measuring out medicines. They are much more expensive than the usual bottle so unless you really need these I would just purchase the bottle.
It never rains, but it pours. Not only is my daughter in hospital thanks to unrelenting pregnancy sickness, but all three of my granddaughters have taken ill over the past few days with various minor (but uncomfortable) ailments. The middle one in particular is rather poorly with a throat infection which has left her in a good deal of pain and suffering from a temperature.
I have always used a combination of Nurofen for Children and Calpol, and boy have these two medicines come in very handy recently! Personally I usually buy the bottled medicine as you pay more for these sachets which don't hold as much by volume, in fact the only reason I am reviewing these Singles is because they are what the doctor gave my granddaughter when I took her to the out-of-hours surgery a couple of nights ago.
The medicine comes in 5ml sachets, you are advised to massage the sachet before use to enable you to squeeze the Nurofen onto a spoon. My granddaughter is 11 so we don't always bother with the spoon as the sachet is shaped in such a way that it is just as easy to squeeze the medicine into her mouth - and tell her to give the sachet a little suck to get the last bit out.
It smells fairly 'orangey', although personally I cannot attest to the flavour as due to my own medical problems I am not able to use Ibuprofen at all. It is, you see, Ibuprofen which is the active ingredient in Nurofen so do ensure that your children are not allergic to this before use.
Thanks to these being Ibuprofen, it means they can safely be used in conjuction with childrens preparations containing paracetamol. Calpol needs to be given no more than every four hours, but at the midway point between doses you can top up your child's pain relief with a sachet or two of Nurofen for Children. I have found this to be the best course of action for my granddaughter's throat infection, although the Nurofen alone worked well to relieve my older granddaughter's period pains.
In each 5ml sachet there is 100mg of Ibuprofen along with various other ingredients, none of which should cause a problem to your child unless, of course, you know they are allergic to any of them. The flavouring comes from 'orange flavouring' (very helpful Nurofen, thanks for the detailed information) and also citric acid. I am told by my granddaughters' that this doesn't actually taste awful, but the orange flavour is apparently somewhat lacking and the medicine is nowhere near as tasty as the strawberry variety. And try explaining to a three year old that medicine is not supposed to taste nice!
The dosage is rather strange for these sachets; as I mentioned, each sachet contains 5ml of medicine, yet babies of up to 12 months can only safely be given 2.5ml. As the sachets do not easily reseal, I suggest for babies younger than this you buy a bottle of Nurofen for Children so you can measure the medicine out properly without worrying about wasting half a sachet each time. Likewise children aged between 4 - 6 years who need one and a half sachets, and the cost effectiveness of buying the sachets lessens the older your children get. Ten year olds and above require three sachets three times a day, this means your box of 16 will not even last for the duration of a two day illness and considering a box of Singles costs £4.29 (Boots price) this would work out extremely expensive compared to a bottle of the same medicine which retails for roughly £3 and will certainly last a lot longer.
Nurofen for Children Singles are made for treating fever, specific pain and more general 'flu-like' symptoms. I must say they work very well; despite the fact my eleven year old granddaughter had a very high temperature at the time, within 30 minutes of her first dosage it had come down significantly and by the following morning she was much better in herself and said how much more comfortable her aches and pains were.
It hasn't worked quite so well for the pain my three year old granddaughter is suffering thanks to a sprained ankle, although using it in relay with Calpol does seem to help a little more. Perhaps the ankle injury is a little too localised for the medicine to have much effect on, and in fairness Nurofen for Children proved to be excellent when she was teething last year.
I'm slightly confused as to whether to recommend these Singles or not. The bottle is so much cheaper and although the contents are identical, the sachets do prove slightly more awkward due to the fact that I am never quite sure that I have gotten every last drop of medicine out. Presumably they would come in more useful to people who are due to go on holiday with their children as it's far easier to toss a few sachets into your first aid kit rather than carting around a bulkier bottle.
Personally I shall stick to buying the bottles, it's very rare I need to take any medication for the children out with me so the bottle can live comfortably in my medicine cabinet. Until next time its powers are called upon.
Nurofen for Children is an oral suspension of Ibuprofen designed to relieve pain and reduce fever in children aged 3 months to 9 years. The Singles come in a box of sixteen 5 ml sachets, which currently cost £4.29 in Boots. Manufactured by Crookes Healthcare Ltd, Nurofen for Children is a colour and sugar free liquid, available in orange or strawberry flavour.
My GP recommended Ibuprofen when my baby son had a high fever. Nurofen for Children contains 100mg / 5ml ibuprofen, maltitol liquid and glycerol. The quantity and frequency of each dose depends on the age of the child, and is clearly stated on the packaging (both the box and individual sachet). The 5ml sachets are particularly convenient for my 18 month old son, because 5ml is the quantity of a single dose at this age.
I find that Nurofen is fast working and long lasting. We always have a bottle in the bathroom cabinet. The Singles are a much more expensive way to buy Nurofen for Children than buying the bottle version. However, I pay the additional, because of the convenience of having single sachets in my bag when we go out. They have been invaluable when my son has fallen ill away from home, and are much more convenient than carrying a bottle with you. The sachets are small and light weight. The top is perforated for ease of opening, but the sachet is strong enough to avoid leaks in your bag.
As the 5 ml sachet contains the right dose for my son, I simply tear off the top of the sachet and pour the whole contents into his mouth. He loves the flavour (both orange and strawberry), and usually shouts for more when it is finished!
Clearly you would have to measure out the dose from the sachet, if your child needs more or less than 5ml. I would imagine that it is easy enough to pour the liquid from the sachet on to a spoon. However, I would not really want to be throwing away or carrying a half used sachet with me after use. It would probably be easier if Crookes manufactured 2.5ml sachets, which would remove this problem.
I highly recommend these Single sachets of Nurofen for any parent when out and about with their child.
I find these sachets of medicine useful for little miss especially when on the move, because they are much more convenient than bottles.
They are available in the following flavours:
* Nurofen For Children Singles Orange Flavour
* Nurofen For Children Singles Strawberry Flavour
I tend to buy the orange flavour ones because they seem to be the easiest to find, and so this review concentrates on the orange flavour medicine.
HOW DO THEY WORK AND WHO ARE THEY FOR?
Nurofen for Children Singles provides relief by changing the body's response to high temperature, pain and swelling. They provide fast effective reduction in temperature, sooth away pain from dental pain, headaches and cold and flu symptons. They are suitable for use with children from the age of 3 months and are colour and sugar free.
The medicine contains the active ingredient Ibuprofen which is a non steroidal anti inflammatory drug which targets the source of fever and pain.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The sachets come in a box with all the instructions and information on the back of the box. When i open the box, there are 16 sachets inside again with the instructions on the back.
The sachets are easy to open and each sachet contains a measured 5ml dosage of the medicine. The medicine itself is an orange colour and although it is supposed to be orange flavoured, I don't taste much orange there. However, it can't be completely disgusting because Little Miss takes it without complaining.
HOW TO GIVE THE MEDICINE...
* Before opening, massage the sachet to mix the contents
* squeeze the liquid onto the 2-ended measuring spoon (2.5ml or 5ml) provided . This isn't strictly necessary and I tend to use a normal spoon especially for a 5ml dose. If i don't have a spoon, the fact that it's a sachet means that Little Miss can "drink" it straight out of the sachet!
* You must measure the dose accurately
* Throw away half used sachets
Babies 3-6 months weighing more than 5 kg: One 2.5ml spoonful may be taken three times in 24 hours
Babies 6-12 months: One 2.5ml spoonful may be taken three to four times in 24 hours
Children 1-3 years: One 5ml spoonful may be taken three times in 24 hours
Children 4-6 years: One 7.5ml (5ml +2.5ml) spoonful may be taken three times in 24 hours
Children 7-9 years: Two 5ml spoonfuls may be taken three times in 24 hours
The doses should be given about every 6 to 8 hours, (or with a minimum of 4 hours between each dose if required) and it is important not to exceed the stated dose
If you accidentally give more Nurofen than the recommended dose contact your doctor straight away
As ever there are warnings, including, do not use
* for babies under 3 months old or weighing less than 5 kg
* If you have or have ever had a stomach ulcer, or perforation or bleeding of the stomach
* If you are allergic to any of the ingredients or to aspirin or to other painkillers
* If you Suffer from severe liver, kidney or heart problems
There are lots of other, some quite scary warnings, but if you follow the recommended dosage all should be ok.
This is quite a long drawn out review for me, but I kind of think that with medicines forewarned is forearmed.
The medicine is a useful one to have in the medicine box, and has worked effectively for my children now that grandson is teething we have tried a tiny bit with him and although he pulled a face, he didn't object too much!
The medicine sachets are convenient to carry when out and about and it's handy having the spoon if you want to measure out a smaller dosage than the pre packed 5ml dosage.
It doesn't taste too bad although as i said before, don't expect a typical orange flavour. I try to get children to make medicine straight off a spoon and don't tend to try to disguise it in drinks and things because I think it must be pretty disgusting having a medicine drink- takes much longer to go down.
The medicine works quickly, within about 20 minutes and I have seen it quieten down a few fractious teething infants and also at the moment Little Miss with her molar coming through.
A handy medicine and one which should be safe and effective if you follow the instructions and as with all medicines, take care.
Thanks for reading.
This is a review of the packs of single-dose sachets of Nurofen - there are plenty of reviews on here of Nurofen for Children itself.
--- The packaging ---
You get a cardboard box containing 16 sachets, each containing 5ml of Nurofen for Children. They include a plastic measuring spoon, for measuring 2.5ml or 5ml.
You also get an advice leaflet, since this is medicine.
The sachets measure 11cm by 5cm. They are made of foil covered with paper and are strong. I've always got one floating about in my handbag and I've never had one split yet.
The sachets have all the dosage information on the back so you don't need to carry the box around.
--- The contents ---
It is Nurofen for Children, an anti-inflamatory pain-relieving medicine for children from 3 months to 9 years. It is ibuprofen - 100mg in 5ml. This box contains the orange flavour.
--- Use ---
The point of these sachets is that you can leave one in your bag, and then when you suddenly realise that your child needs medicine while you're out, you've got it.
You are supposed to "massage" the sachet a bit to make sure the medicine is mixed up properly. Then you tear the perforated section off the top of the sachet and squeeze the medicine out through the resulting small hole. I've seen people squeeze it straight onto their child's tongue. My children are not so co-operative, so I also carry one of the orange measuring syringes with me!
If your child is under 12 months then you only need to give a 2.5ml dose, and there are 5ml in the sachet, so you would really need a measuring spoon or syringe. For older children, you can just give them the whole sachet (or two).
If you have only used half a sachet, you are supposed to throw the rest away. There isn't much else you could do if you are out, as they don't reseal.
--- Cost ---
£4.29 for one box of 16 sachets
--- Overview ---
These are very convenient for travel, or to leave one in your bag. The medicine is more expensive than buying it in a bottle, and more wasteful of packaging, so it isn't really for general use at home.
An oral suspension for babies and children from 3 months designed to relieve pain and reduce fever.