“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Liquid ibuprofen / Dosage Form: Suspension „
I have reviewed the tesco paracetamol and see it fitting to review the Ibuprofen suspension also, as it is also a good product that is effective without needing the advertising campaign.
TESCO JUNIOR IBUPROFEN SUSPENSION can be found in the same place as the other medicines and plasters in your Tesco. As the bottle states, you cannot buy this product in Boots or Asda! Lol. It costs £1.77 and is readily available.
The 100mls suspension is bought boxed with a silver and orange colouring with a picture of a rather happy child being kissed by a woman ( im assuming this is dipicting how fabulous this product is, and what you can expect from it). The information you would expect to find, such as the directions and safety advice is on the back, and this is duplicated on the bottle also.
The bottle is brown and plastic in makeup and about 8cm tall. It again has the white safety cap that you would expect to find with childrens medicine. The front of the packaging states what the product is and that it suitable for children 6+ months and the statement " keep out of the reach of children".
The rear of the packaging states the directions of use depending on the age of your child. This suspension is 100mg in 5ml and due to the nature of the side effects, should be given at different doses depending on age. The packaging also states and i quote:
" do not give if your child:
. has or ever had a stomachh ulcer, perforation or bleeding of the stomach
. is allergic to ibuprofen or any of the ingredients, or aspirin or any other NSAIDs (non-steriodal anti-infalmmatory drugs)"
I would also state that when giving this product to try and get your child to nibble on a biscuit or try and take a drink prior to taking it, so that the ibuprofen has something to work on, rather as irritating your precious one's stomach lining!
The bottle does state to only use this short term and not see your gp if symptoms persist for more than 3 days.
Ibuprofen is similar to paracetamol in that it can be used to help reduce fever or can be used in pain relief, but works differently in that ibuprofen is an anti-infalmmatory medication.
Now, the syrup itself is cordial like in consistency and is orange in flavour. It is opaque in colour and and has a synthetic orange type smell to it. I have no problem getting my son to take it when he is feeling unwell though and sometimes i think that it actually works better for a fever than paracetamol.
On the whole it is very effective and doesnt cost the earth. A staple in the medicine cabinit in any home with children!