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Usage

Our CALPROFEN® sugar and colour-free range contains is an ibuprofen-only medicine, which starts to work on a fever in just 15 minutes and lasts for up to 8 hours. You can use it as fast-acting pain relief, to reduce your child’s temperature and to relieve the symptoms of cold and flu. Each pack contains a measuring spoon.

Dosage

Infants 3–6 months (over 5kg)

2.5ml

Up to 3 times in 24 hours

Do not use for more than 24 hours.

Infants 6–12 months

2.5ml

3 times a day

Children 1–2 years

2.5ml

3–4 times a day

Children 3–7 years

5ml

3–4 times a day

Children 8–12 years

10ml

3–4 times a day

Post-immunisation fever

2.5ml

If necessary, follow up with one further 2.5 ml dose 6 hours later

No more than 2 doses in 24 hours.
If fever doesn’t go down, contact your GP.

For all the dosage information above please remember:
Do not give to children under 3 months.
Do not give to children aged 6 months and older for more than 3 days.
If symptoms last for more than 24 hours in children 3-6 months, or more than 3 days in children over 6 months, seek medical advice.
For further advice, always read the label.

Available as

  • CALPROFEN® Ibuprofen Suspension
    100ml, Strawberry flavour
  • CALPROFEN® Ibuprofen Suspension sachets
    12 sachets, Strawberry flavour

 

 

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