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For pain and fever:
Infants 6 - 12 months: One 2.5ml dose may be taken 3 times in 24 hours.
Children 1 - 2 years: One 2.5ml dose may be taken 3 to 4 times in 24 hours.
Children 3 - 7 years: 5ml may be taken 3 to 4 times in 24 hours.
Children 8 - 12 years: Two 5ml doses may be taken 3 to 4 times in 24 hours. .
Doses should be given approximately every 6 to 8 hours, (or with a minimum of 4 hours between each dose if required).
Ibuprofen has analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory properties. Ibuprofen inhibits prostaglandin synthesis.
Ibuprofen has been shown to have an onset of both analgesic and antipyretic action within 30 minutes.
(a) Non-specific allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
(b) Respiratory tract reactivity, e.g. asthma, aggravated asthma, bronchospasm, dyspnoea
(c) Various skin reactions, e.g. pruritus, urticaria, angioedema and more rarely exfoliative and bullous dermatoses (including epidermal necrolysis and erythema multiforme)
The following list of adverse effects relates to those experienced with ibuprofen at OTC doses, for short-term use. In the treatment of chronic conditions, under long-term treatment, additional adverse effects may occur.
Hypersensitivity reactions: Uncommon: Hypersensitivity reactions with urticaria and pruritus.
Very rare: severe hypersensitivity reactions. Symptoms could be: facial, tongue and laryngeal swelling, dyspnoea, tachycardia, hypotension, (anaphylaxis, angioedema or severe shock).
Exacerbation of asthma and bronchospasm.
Gastrointestinal: Uncommon: abdominal pain, nausea and dyspepsia. Rare: diarrhoea, flatulence, constipation and vomiting. Very rare: peptic ulcer, perforation or gastrointestinal haemorrhage, sometimes fatal, particularly in the elderly. Exacerbation of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
Very rare: Acute renal failure, papillary necrosis, especially in long-term use, associated with increased serum urea and oedema.
Hepatic: Very rare: liver disorders.
Haematological: Very rare: Haematopoietic disorders (anaemia, leucopenia, thrombocytopenia, pancytopenia, agranulocytosis). First signs are: fever, sore throat, superficial mouth ulcers, flu-like symptoms, severe exhaustion, unexplained bleeding and bruising.
Skin: Uncommon: Various skin rashes
Very rare: Severe forms of skin reactions such as erythema multiforme and epidermal necrolysis can occur.
Immune System: In patients with existing auto-immune disorders (such as systemic lupus erythematosus, mixed connective tissue disease) during treatment with ibuprofen, single cases of symptoms of aseptic meningitis, such as stiff neck, headache, nausea, vomiting, fever or disorientation have been observed
Oedema, hypertension, and cardiac failure, have been reported in association with NSAID treatment.
Clinical trial and epidemiological data suggest that use of ibuprofen (particularly at high doses 2400mg daily) and in long-term treatment may be associated with a small increased risk of arterial thrombotic events (for example myocardial infarction or stroke).
Do not take if:
- you have hypersensitivity to ibuprofen or any of the constituents in the product.
- Patients who have previously shown hypersensitivity reactions (e.g. asthma, rhinitis, angioedema or urticaria) in response to aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Active or previous peptic ulcer .
- History of upper gastrointestinal bleeding or perforation, related to previous NSAIDs therapy.
Bronchospasm may be precipitated in patients suffering from or with a previous history of bronchial asthma or allergic disease.
Undesirable effects may be minimised by using the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration necessary to control symptoms.
The elderly are at increased risk of the serious consequences of adverse reactions.
GI bleeding, ulceration or perforation, which can be fatal, has been reported with all NSAIDs at anytime during treatment, with or without warning symptoms or a previous history of serious GI events.
Read the enclosed leaflet before taking this product. Do not take if you
• have or have ever had a stomach ulcer, perforation or bleeding
• are allergic to ibuprofen or any other ingredient of the product, aspirin or other related painkillers
• are taking other NSAID painkillers, or aspirin with a daily dose above 75mg
• are in the last 3 months of pregnancy
Speak to a pharmacist or your doctor before taking this product if you have asthma , liver, heart, kidney or bowel problems are in the first 6 months of pregnancy.
If symptoms persist for more than 3 days consult your doctor.
Ibuprofen should not be used in combination with other medicines unless your doctor or pharmacist has been consulted.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not store above 25C.
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