When Can You Use Nurofen For?
Nurofen can be used to help tackle the symptom of pain experienced by children ranging from 3 months -9 years alongside aiding in the reduction of fever. These symptoms may be experienced due to the annual cold and flu season including teething, sore throats and headaches. Its anti-inflammatory properties also make it a great choice when dealing with minor sprains and aches.
Body weight (kg)
Infants 3-6 months weighing more than 5 kg
one 2.5ml dose may be taken 3 times in 24 hours*
Infants 6-12 months
one 2.5ml dose may be taken 3 to 4 times in 24 hours*
Children 1-3 years
one 5ml dose may be taken 3 times in 24 hours*
Children 4-6 years
7.5ml (5ml +2.5ml spoonful) may be taken 3 times in 24 hours*
Children 7-9 years
two 5ml doses may be taken 3 times in 24 hours*
Children 10-12 years
three 5ml doses may be taken 3 times in 24 hours*
*doses must be spaced out 8 hours apart
Doses should be administered 8 hours apart
Do not administer more than the recommended daily amount of Nurofen
If symptoms persist after 3 days please consult your primary health care provider to rule out any possible underlying causes.
If your child has any underlying conditions please see your GP before initiating this medication
This medication is not suitable for children with asthma
Consult your doctor or pharmacist if your child is currently taking any other NSAIDs
Please read the patient information leaflet carefully before administering any medication, if you have any questions contact your primary health care provider.
As with all medication there are possible side effects of taking Nurofen, however not all people will experience them these include:
Yellowing of the eyes
Black tarry stool
If you experience any of these side effects, stop treatment and seek medical attention for further information. A full list of the side effects can be seen on the patient information leaflet