What are Nurofen children’s soft chews used for?
Is your child teething? Treat him or her with these easy to take pain killers. Nurofen children’s soft chews are also good for treating colds and sniffles.
Nurofen soft chews belong to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers (NSAIDs).
This medicine is used for the relief of pain from teething and toothache, sore-throat,headache, symptoms of colds and influenza, minor muscular pains and aches. It can also be used for the reduction of temperature and post-immunisation fever.
What is teething pain?
There are several types of pain. Of concern here is teething. Most babies start teething at around six months. Symptoms include, having sore and red gums. and rubbing their ear. Additionally, they may start gnawing and chewing on things a lot.
How can I help my baby with teething pain?
Use a teething ring. Cool it in the fridge and it will soothe your baby’s gums. Give your baby a crust or bread stick. Stay close in case they choke. Use teething gels. Use Nurofen soft chews .
Do not give Nurofen for Children 100mg chewable capsules
to children under 7 years of age
Children 7 – 9 years: should take Two tablets , they may be taken 3 times in 24 hours.
Children 10 – 12 years: should take three tablets, they may be taken 3 times in 24 hours.
Doses should be given approximately every 6 to 8 hours, (or with a minimum of 6 hours between each dose if required).
Not suitable for children under 7 years of age.
If in children this medicinal product is required for more than 3 days, or if symptoms worsen, a doctor should be consulted.
You can Read about teething. on the NHS web site. also For teething use ibuprofen oral suspension fro children.
Additionally, See our other pain killers.
See our other children’s products.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
If your child experiences any of the following, stop giving this
medicine and tell your doctor immediately:
• blood in the stools (faeces/motions)
• black tarry stools
• vomiting blood or dark particles that look like coffee grounds
• unexplained wheezing, shortness of breath, skin rash (which
may be severe with blistering or peeling of the skin), itching
or bruising, light-headedness, racing heart, fluid retention
(swollen ankles or decreased levels of passing urine)
• stiff neck, headache, nausea, vomiting, fever and disorientation
• swelling of the face.
• severe skin reaction known as DRESS (Drug reaction with
eosinophilia and systemic symptoms) syndrome (frequency not
known). Symptoms of DRESS include: skin rash, fever, swelling of
lymph nodes and an increase of eosinophils (a type of white blood
If your child experiences any of the following side effects, stop
giving this medicine and tell your doctor
• unexplained stomach pain, indigestion, heartburn, nausea or vomiting
• yellowing of the eyes and/or skin, pale
• unexplained bruising or tiredness or getting more infections,
such as colds, than normal.
Other side effects which may occur are:
Uncommon (affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000)
Rare (affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000)
• diarrhoea, wind, vomiting or constipation. Tell your doctor if
these last for more than a few days or become troublesome.
Very rare (affects less than 1 user in 10,000)
• kidney and liver problems
• stroke or heart problems. This is unlikely at the dose level
given to children
• worsening of inflammation of the large intestine (colitis) and
chronic inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease)
• high blood pressure