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Ibuprofen Syrups - varying dosages?!

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Ibuprofen Syrups - varying dosages?!

Postby Velvetsteph » Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:43 am

Okay so I'm oficially confused...

Calprofen is 100mg ibuprofen per 5mls and their dosages are:

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is 100mg ibuprofen per 5mls and their dosages are:

Age of Child How Much How often in 24 hours
3-6 months (weighing more than 5kg) 2.5ml 3 times
6-12 months 2.5ml 3-4 times
1-3 years 5ml 3 times
4-6 years 7.5ml 3 times
7-9 years 10ml 3 times
10-12 years 15ml 3 times

So which is right?!?!?!?!?!

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Postby beck » Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:52 am

They look similiar to me - but am tired so might be missing something.

I would just follow the instructions or each individual product or is there a health line or pharmasist that you could call just to make sure?

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Postby Velvetsteph » Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:55 am

They are largely similar but for the 1-2years bit where the calpol ppl say give 2.5mls and nurofen ppl say give 5mls!

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Postby beck » Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:58 am

but with the Capol you can give it 3-4 times a day and the BN only 3 so maybe thats where they account for it - if that makes sense

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Postby Velvetsteph » Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:59 am

So Calprofen total in 24hrs would be 10mls where as Nurofen would be 15mls?

I see what you mean but how can both be right?

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Postby beck » Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:00 am

I have no idea :lol: maybe each have slightly different ingredients hmmm I'd give your local chemist a call and get there advice.

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Postby Annette » Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:05 am

We don't use Ibuprofen anymore so I can't remember what we gave.

I know when Charlotte was in hospital they always gave 2.5mls of ibuprofen and 5mls of paracetamol (they alternated so that you can give doses closer together). We have kept one of the syringes they use and it is great for forcing them to take it when they are particularly distressed!

We have been using Medised recently (I think it is magic!) but on Shevi's recommendation bought some Calpol nights and you know what? We haven't had to give her any medicine since I bought it so haven't been able to find out if it works! :lol:

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Postby jules070603 » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:00 pm

Hmmmm, very c0nfusing.

I give 2.5mls 0f ibupr0fen when I use it, seems t0 help Zach when he has teething pr0blems.

I d0esn't make sense t0 me. I w0uld say 2.5 mls is en0ugh t0 settle Zach s0 its the right d0se f0r us.

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Postby JanX » Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:10 pm

I used to use the nurofen and gave lucas 5ml doses at a time! (he did only get it once a day though!)

We have tried medised (it makes Lauren sick!) but calpol night seems to be working well fr the girls at the moment.

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