“ Brand: Asda / Type: Ibuprofen Suspension / Dosage Form: Suspension „
When they are ill both my daughters get really high temperatures, we were told to watch out for them fitting as they are fine one minute and will have a temp of 40 degrees the next, we have found that when they have a really bad temperature Paracetamol alone doesn't do much and so we team it up with childrens Ibuprofen and this seems to do the trick. The bottle we are currently using is Asdas childrens Ibuprofen Suspension and cost me about £1.50 for a 100ml bottle.
The medicine comes packaed in a cardboard box which to be honest seems a bit of a waste to me as most of the information you find on the box is on the bottle and I have seen medicines before now that manage to stick an instruction booklet to the bottle. The box has a picture of a little teddy bear on it which makes it quite obvious that it is for a child and inside you find a double ended medicine spoon to make giving either dose easy although I always use a syringhe as I find that much easier.
The bottle is brown glass and has a white childproof lid on it, childproof lids are a must in my opinion even though our medicines are kept in a high cupboard I still think it is needed for extra safety. The medicine is suitable for babies from 6 months old and the doseage instructions are as follows,
6 months - 1 year = 1 x 2.5ml spoonful 3 times a day
1 - 2 years = 1 x 2.5ml spoonful 3 or 4 times a day
3 - 7 years = 1 x 5ml spoonful 3 or 4 times a day
8 - 12 years = 2 x 5ml spoonfuls 3 or 4 times a day
The bottle states " fast, effective relief of pain and fever from 6 months" the medicine is colour and sugar free which although not too important as I don't exactly give my daughters loads of medicine I think it being sugar free is great. There are a couple of warnings to be aware of,
Do not give if,
The child has ever had a stomach ulcer,
Is allergic to Ibuprofen,
Is taking NSAID painkillers,
Has asthma, liver, kidney or heart problems,
Has stomach or bowel disorders
Both my children never seem too keen on taking this medicine so I can gather from that it doesn't taste too good, the medicine isn't as sticky as a lot of kids painkillers which I presume could be due to being sugar free. I have used this medicine on many occasions although I don't give them it unless the paracetamol is not doing the job on it's own, within about 15 to 20 minutes the medicine begins to take effect and within about 30 minutes their temperature has alweays began to come down. This medicine is a life saver for us because their temperatures go so high that if we couldn't get it down at home they would have to go into hospital and that I don't want. This medicine is always in my cupboard and a must for when my children are poorly, it does the job just aswell as the branded products do and costs alot less.