FAQs

1. What is Ibuprofen?

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.

2. Can Nurofen for Children be given with other medicines?

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 

 http://www.hse.ie/eng/health/az/I/Ibuprofen/Interactions-with-other-medicines.html

3. Can Nurofen for Children be given to premature babies?

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.

4. Does Nurofen for Children have to be given with food?

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