How to take ibuprofen for children and newborns (video tip)
Indications for use
Ibuprofen is used to treat children during complex therapy. Among the cases of his appointment are distinguished:
- different forms of flu;
- sore throat or pharyngitis;
- childhood infectious diseases that are accompanied by high body temperature;
- vaccine reactions;
- pain in case of middle ear disease;
- pain during teething;
- migraine headaches;
- pains in the joints and muscles;
- injuries of the musculoskeletal system.
Having considered the use of the drug in a wider range, it is necessary to clarify the main points of its use, based on the location of the disease and the form of release. This will help instructions for use, provided in the most convenient form.
Candles are recommended for patients aged 3 months and up to 2 years. They are prescribed by pediatricians in the case of:
- post-vaccination period at the time of raising the body temperature;
- painful sensations in the throat;
In this form, Ibuprofen is more active in the case of:
- tendon inflammations;
- bruise of non-skeletal tissues;
- acute lower back pain;
Tablets, syrup and suspension
Pediatricians prescribe pills, as well as Ibuprofen as a syrup or suspension, in the same cases as the candles, but expanding the list:
- peripheral nerve damage;
- arthritic infection;
- inflammation of the synovial membrane of the joint, and in many other cases, when fever and severe pain are manifested.
Methods and doses of use
No instructions for use will tell you about this, but in critical situations it is always necessary to know how to help your child before the ambulance arrives.
If the temperature is in the range of 37.5 to 38, it is possible, in the absence of vomiting, to give a syrup. Also suitable and suspension.
It is recommended that children take ibuprofen tablets between meals. As a rule, it is prescribed in doses of from 5 to 10 mg per 1 kg of body weight 3-4 times a day.Moreover, the daily dose should not exceed 20 mg per 1 kg of body weight. For juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, up to 40 mg. Admission rules for children:
- 3 - 6 years (with a body weight of 16 to 20 kg) - 100 mg or? tablets 3 times / day with a maximum daily dose of 300 mg;
- 6 - 9 years (with a body weight of 21 to 30 kg) - 100 mg or? tablets 4 times / day with a maximum daily dose of 400 mg;
- 9 - 12 years (with body weight from 31 to 41 kg) - 200 mg or 1 tablet 3 times / day with a maximum daily dose of 600 mg;
- over 12 years old (with a body weight of over 41 kg) - 200 mg or 1 tablet 4 times / day with a maximum daily dose of 800 mg.
It must be remembered that pills are prohibited for children under 3 years old.
With respect to the tablets, the suspension will give the expected result much faster. It must be remembered that before applying the bottle, in which there is a suspension, it is necessary to shake.
Why is it so important that the vial containing the suspension is shaken before use? The fact is that the syrup is a completely soluble drug, and the suspension contains in its composition small insoluble granules, which settle to the bottom.
The drug Ibuprofen in the form of suppositories or candles created specifically for infants. They are applied rectally, that is, are introduced into the cavity of the rectum of the child. In this case, the instructions for use states that candles are written out in case of pain, or febrile syndrome, however, they are also an excellent antipyretic agent. Unlike syrup or suspension, Ibuprofen in the form of a suppository begins to act after 20-30 minutes.
Ibuprofen suppositories are stored in the refrigerator. Therefore, before applying, it is necessary to remove the candle from the bag and hold it in your hand for some time until the first signs of thawing appear, and only after that enter the child into the anus.
In the case of febrile or pain syndrome, a single dosage for children will be from 5 to 10 mg per 1 kg of body weight. The use interval in this case will be from 6 to 8 hours. The maximum daily dose is no more than 30 mg per 1 kg of body weight of the child.
Children aged 3 to 9 months, weighing up to 8 kg, it is recommended to use 1 candle, the dosage of which is 60 mg, observing the interval from 6 to 8 hours. Ibuprofen suppositories are allowed up to 3 times per day, but in a total dosage not exceeding 180 mg for 24 hours.
Children from 9 months. and up to 2 years, the body weight of which is from 8 to 13 kg. The recommended dose will be 1 candle or 60 mg of the drug no more than 4 times for 24 hours, but within strictly 240 mg with an interval of 6 hours.
Symptoms of overdose
Increased dosage of the drug may be accompanied by symptoms such as:
- abdominal pain;
- reduced attention;
- noise in ears;
- heart and kidney failure.
In this case, you must no longer give Ibuprofen to children, immediately give activated charcoal at a dosage of 1 tablet per 10 kg of body weight, provoke profuse sweating, or wash the stomach.