What the medicine is for
Ibuprofen 100mg/5ml oral suspension belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers (NSAIDs). This medicine is used for the relief of pain from teething and toothache, sore-throat,headache, symptoms of colds and influenza, minor muscular pains and aches. It can also be used for the reduction of temperature and post-immunisation fever.
Babies under 3 months: Do Not Give To Babies Under 3 Months Of Age.
Children from 3 months to 12 years:
For Pain and Fever Relief:
3 months – 6 months 2.5 ml 3 times a day(weighing over 5 kg Do not use for more than 24 hours) 6 months – 1 year 2.5 ml 3 times a day 1 year – 2 years 2.5 ml 3 or 4 times a day 3 years – 7 years 5 ml 3 or 4 times a day 8 years – 12 years 10 ml (5 ml + 5 ml) 3 or 4 times a day
Doses should usually be given every 6 – 8 hours. Leave at least 4 hours between doses.
Short term use only:
– Do not give to babies aged from 3 months to under 6 months for more than 24 hours. – Do not give to children aged 6 months or over for more than 3 days.
If symptoms persist or worsen consult your doctor.
For Post-Immunisation Fever:
Babies and children 3 months and over (weighing over 5 kg)- 2.5 ml up to twice a day. If necessary, the second dose should be given 6 hours after the First one.
Do not give more than 2 doses in 24 hours. Do not give to a child under 3 months unless recommended by your doctor. If the fever is not reduced you should consult your doctor.