<h2>What is Ibuprofen for Kids</h2> <p>Ibuprofen suspension is a popular anti-inflammatory medicine for children in reducing pain, aches, and discomfort. It is available over-the-counter from Click Pharmacy and can be purchased for next day delivery.</p>
2/21/2025 1:04:59 AM
What is Ibuprofen for Kids
Ibuprofen suspension is a popular anti-inflammatory medicine for children in reducing pain, aches, and discomfort. It is available over-the-counter from Click Pharmacy and can be purchased for next day delivery.
What is the recommended Ibuprofen dosage?
Ibuprofen should always be taken with or after food as it can be harsh for stomach.
- The amount of Ibuprofen a child, can take depends greatly on their age.
- For infants three to six months who weigh more than five kilograms (kg) or eleven pounds, the recommended dosage is one 2.5ml.
- For infants within this age and weight range, the 2.5 ml recommended dosage must not be taken more than three times a day or within a twenty-four-hour timespan.
- In infants three to six months, do not administer this medicine to them for more than twenty-four hours without consulting a doctor.
- For infants who are three to six months but weigh more than five kilograms (kg) or eleven pounds, a dosage of 2.5 ml may be given but can be administered three to four times within a twenty-four-hour period.
- Children ages one to four years old should be given a 2.5ml dosage of Ibuprofen three to four times a day.
- Children aged four to seven are recommended to take a 5ml dosage three times a day.
- Children ages seven through twelve can take 7.5ml or 10ml, but only up to three times a day.
When taking Ibuprofen Suspension, do not take it in large amounts or for a long period of time. Doing so can damage a child’s intestines and stomach. It is highly recommended to take the lowest dose possible that will be effective in treating the current condition.
Warnings and Cautions
Before taking Ibuprofen, it’s important to ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you or a child to use it if they have any of the following health conditions:
heart disease or diabetes
a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding
liver or kidney disease
a connective tissue disease, such as Marfan Syndrome, Sjogren's Syndrome, or Lupus.
What medicines to avoid when taking Ibuprofen?
When taking Ibuprofen, there are a group of medicines and drugs that should not be combined with it. The following are a list of medications and drugs Ibuprofen should not be taken or combined with:
Aspirin or Acetylsalicylic acid
Other NSAIDs including cyclooxygenase
Antihypertensives and diuretics
Anti-platelets agents and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
Taking or administering Ibuprofen in combination with these drugs can have detrimental effects. Therefore, it is highly recommended not to take Ibuprofen if you or your child is currently taking anything containing the drugs mentioned above until you consult a healthcare professional.
Can I take Ibuprofen for Kids on an empty stomach?
You should not take Ibuprofen for kids on an empty stomach. It must be taken after a well balanced meal to prevent any unwanted side effects.
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