1. What is Ibuprofen?

Ibuprofen is a medicine that belongs to a group of treatments 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 a gentle Ibuprofen liquid suspension that has been specially formulated for babies and children.

2. Is Ibuprofen as safe as Paracetamol?

Ibuprofen and Paracetamol are both equally recommended for Children’s fever and pain relief by NICE (National Collaborating Centre for women’s and children’s health 2013).

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

There are some medicines that should not be given with Ibuprofen. For a full list please can be found on the NHS website http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Painkillers-ibuprofen/Pages/Interactions---other-medicines.aspx
Ibuprofen can be given with a Paracetamol based medicine but this should only be done with the advice of a Doctor or Healthcare professional.

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

Nurofen for Children can be given to babies aged 3 months and weigh over 5kg with the 3 month limit from full term. This means that if your child was born pre-term they can be given Nurofen for Children from 3months plus the time taken to full term and providing they weigh over 5kg.

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

Nurofen for Children can be given with or without food to babies and children from 3 months and weighing over 5kg.