How To Give Nurofen To Babies

How To Give Nurofen To Babies
How To Give Nurofen To Babies

Video: How To Give Nurofen To Babies

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Nurofen is a drug belonging to the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The active substance of the agent is ibuprofen, a phenylpropionic acid derivative. Nurofen can be prescribed to an infant at a high temperature.

How to give
How to give


Step 1

Indications for the appointment of "Nurofen" to infants are: high fever in case of colds and infectious diseases, influenza, ARVI, acute respiratory infections, after vaccinations, as well as pain of various nature. The drug for children is produced in the form of a syrup (suspension), suppositories. The active substance blocks the receptors of the nervous tissue and thereby relieves the pain symptom. Like acetylsalicylic acid, "Nurofen" is able to thin the blood by reducing platelet aggregation, and has an antipyretic effect.

Step 2

Nurofen can be given to children from the age of three months. The medicine in the form of a syrup is given in the following dosage: for children from 3 to 6 months - 2.5 ml (3 times a day), at the age of 6 to 12 months - 2.5 ml (3- 4 times a day), from 1 to 3 years - 5 ml (3 times a day). If it is impossible to force the child to swallow the medicine, candles are put on him. The intervals between the administration of suppositories should be at least 6 hours. Nurofen in this form can be used until the child reaches the age of two.

Step 3

Suppositories do not affect the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestines and stomach, while ibuprofen is absorbed into the general bloodstream. With rectal administration, the therapeutic effect of ibuprofen begins after 45 minutes. The maximum dosage is 10 mg per 1 kg of body weight. If the child also receives Nurofen in the form of a syrup, it is necessary to calculate the total amount of the drug in order not to cause an overdose.

Step 4

"Nurofen" can cause the following side effects: vomiting, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, headaches, dizziness, tinnitus, edema, blood pressure surges, the development of interstitial reactive nephrosis, increased blood urea, blood clotting disorders, agranulocytosis, leukopenia, allergic reactions, urticaria, Quincke's edema. If side effects appear, you should stop taking the medication and consult a doctor.

Step 5

The drug is contraindicated in peptic ulcer disease, gastritis, hemophilia, gout, bronchial asthma, urticaria, individual intolerance to ibuprofen. It is not recommended to use Nurofen if the following medications have already been prescribed: blood thinners (anticoagulants), antihypertensive drugs that lower blood pressure, steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (glucocorticoids), diuretics. You should not use Nurofen for children longer than 3 days to lower body temperature, and longer than 5 - in case of pain.

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