Indications for the appointment of "Nurofen" infants are: high fever with colds and infectious diseases, influenza, SARS, acute respiratory infections, after immunizations, as well as pain of a different nature. Medication for children is produced in the form of a syrup (suspension), candles. The active ingredient blocks the receptors of the nervous tissue and thus relieves the symptoms of pain. Like acetylsalicylic acid, "Nurofen" is able to thin the blood by reducing platelet aggregation, exerts antipyretic effect.
"Nurofen" can be given to children from the age of three. The medicine in syrup given in following dosage: children from 3 to 6 months - 2,5 ml (3 times daily), ranging in age from 6 to 12 months - 2.5 ml (3-4 times a day), from 1 year to 3 years – 5 ml (3 times daily). If you cannot get the child to swallow the medicine, he put the candles. Intervals between administration of the suppositories should be not less than 6 hours. "Nurofen" in this form you can apply until the child reaches two years of age.
Candles do not affect the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestines and of the stomach, ibuprofen is thus absorbed into the General circulation. For rectal administration, the therapeutic effect of ibuprofen begins in 45 min. Maximum dosage is 10 mg per 1 kg of body weight. If the child also receives "Nurofen" in the form of syrup, it is necessary to count the total number of drugs, so as not to cause overdose.
"Nurofen" may cause the following side effects: vomiting, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, headaches, dizziness, tinnitus, edema, jumps of arterial pressure, development of reactive interstitial nephrosis, increase in the content of urea in blood, bleeding disorders, agranulocytosis, leukopenia, allergic reactions, urticaria, angioedema. At emergence of side effects should stop taking the medication and consult a doctor.
The drug is contraindicated in peptic ulcer disease, gastritis, hemophilia, gout, bronchial asthma, urticaria, hypersensitive to ibuprofen. It is not recommended to use "root" if you have appointed the following medications: means, blood thinners (anticoagulants), hypotensive drugs, lowering blood pressure, steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (corticosteroids), diuretics. You should not use "Nurofen" for children for more than 3 days to reduce the temperature of the body, and longer than 5 – when the pain.