Is the Nurofen drug effective for children: reviews of mothers and specialists
From small to large for children pediatricians, doctorsambulance and experienced moms advise the use of syrup and candles "Nurofen" (children's) against temperature, pain and inflammation. The responses of most parents indicate that this drug effectively removes temperature in comparison with the "Paracetomol". Let's start by considering the question from the instruction manual.
In what cases is Nurofen used?
There are two ranges of application of the drug "Nurofen":
- As an antipyretic agent in the period of colds and infectious diseases, ARVI, influenza, ARI, and after vaccinations.
- As an analgesic for neuralgia, dental, headache, migraine, sore throat, ears, sprains.
Assign this medication to three months old babiesin an individual dosage in the form of a candle or syrup. Candles according to the instruction are recommended to be used only up to the age of two years, while adults can take the syrup.
Which is better: candles or syrup "Nurofen" (children's)? Pediatricians' testimonies indicate that they are better alternated. The fact is that you can not give the medicine more than 3 times a day. And what to do when the temperature does not drop and remains within 38-40 degrees? In this case, alternate two or three types of antipyretic or candles with syrup based on a single medicine.
In addition, at night many children can not be forcedswallow syrup and drink with water, while others open up vomiting. In this case, the rectal suppository will help, which instantly begin to melt. But with 1.5-2 years, children refuse candles, but they gladly drink strawberry or orange syrup. And for a small child, you can buy candles and syrup for children "Nurofen" (the price for two products is not more than 150 rubles).
Who is contraindicated with Nurofen?
Despite the dignity and effectiveness, this medication can not be given:
- newborns up to three months;
- children with sensitivity to the components of the drug;
- with bronchial asthma, rhinitis, urticaria, that is, when treatment is accompanied by salicylates;
- at a leukopenia, a hemophilia, bad coagulability of a blood;
- with kidney and liver disease;
- with hearing loss.
In any case, only the doctor prescribes the drug"Nurofen" is for children. Reviews of other moms and girlfriends can also be used. For example, many mothers mention the presence of allergic reactions to the skin from the syrup. But in fact it turns out that the child has an allergy to strawberries, which the pediatrician did not notify, and bought strawberry syrup on his own in the pharmacy. Therefore, to avoid side effects, tell your doctor about intolerance to specific medications, allergies and other medications during the period of illness.
What is included in the children's Nurofen?
The composition of the syrup includes the followingcomponents: ibuprofen, water, sodium chloride, citrate, saccharinate, glycerol, citric acid, maltitol syrup, domfen bromide, xanthan gum, orange or strawberry flavor, polysorbate-80.
The medicine is available in a convenient vial with a measuredsyringe. Thanks to the scrolling lid, the child can not open the bottle. The advantage of the medication lies in the fact that the syrup does not pour out due to a dense consistency, which can be typed only with a syringe.
Despite the fact that the drug "Nurofen" - a child,reviews of specialists describe a number of situations when the kids got into the hospital with an overdose due to parental inattention. When an overdose appears unpleasant sensations: noise in the ears, headaches, lowering blood pressure, tachycardia, bradycardia, vomiting, abdominal pain, metabolic, renal failure and even coma. In this case, you need to provide medical assistance within an hour, until the medicine has not had time to dissolve.