Ibuprofen is a medicine that belongs to a group of analgesics known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It can be used to ease mild to moderate pain and is available in a number of different formats, such as liquids, tablets or gels. Nurofen for Children is an Ibuprofen liquid suspension that has been specially formulated for infants and children from 3 Plus months to 12 years and weighing over 5 kg.
Nurofen for Children contains Ibuprofen and there are some medicines that should not be given with Ibuprofen. Always read the label and more information on drug-drug interaction of ibuprofen can also be found on HSE website
Nurofen for Children can be given to infants and children 3 Plus months and weigh over 5kg with the 3 Plus month limit from full term. This means that if your child was born pre-term he or she can be given Nurofen for Children from 3 months plus the time taken to full term and providing he or she weighs over 5kg.
Always speak to a healthcare professional for advice on administering medicines to your child.
Nurofen for Children can be given with or without food to infants and children 3 plus months to 12 years and weighing over 5kg.
For patients with sensitive stomachs it is recommended that Nurofen for Children is taken during a meal. Always read the label and speak to a healthcare professional if you are concerned.
Source: HSE IRL Choices