Get advice from your doctor before giving ibuprofen to:
- babies under 2 years of age.
- children who have asthma.
- children who have stomach problems.
- children who have kidney or heart problems.
- children who have allergic reactions to aspirin, ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory medicines.
Medicines that have ibuprofen in them
Ibuprofen is available as liquid, tablets, including chewable tablets and capsules. These come in different strengths and some may be purchased from a pharmacy or supermarket without a prescription. Always check that the strength you are giving your child is safe for their age and weight. Make sure you are not giving 2 medicines that both have ibuprofen in them. Examples of medicines that have ibuprofen in them include:
- Nurofen For Children
How to give ibuprofen to children
- The dose for each child is based on their age and weight. Do not use the same dose for other children unless they are the same age and weight.
- When measuring the dose of liquid ibuprofen, measure the right amount using an oral syringe or medicine spoon. You can get these from your pharmacy. Do not use a kitchen spoon as it will not give you the right amount.