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Australian Journal of Pharmacy : May 2008
CHILDREN’S PAIN NOW INDICATED FOR BABIES FROM 3MONTHS Nurofen for Children is now indicated for babies from 3 months of age and when taken as directed has a similar tolerability to children’s paracetamol.1-7 It also has the added benefi t of relieving the discomfort of fever for up to eight hours, which is up to two hours longer than children’s paracetamol.8,9 mean longer periods of rest for the child and less worry for mum and dad. This can Nurofen for Children Infant Drops is designed specifi cally with babies in mind. The concentrated formula means you only need to give half the dose. Nurofen for Children sugar-free and colour-free suspensions are suitable for children from 3 months to 12 years. This will mean Miles More Smiles for everyone. References: 1. McIntyre J et al. Arch Dis Child 1996;74:164-167. 2. Lesko SM et al. JAMA 1995;273:929-933. 3. Autret E et al. Eur J Clin Pharmacol, 1994;46:197-201. 4. Van Esch A et al. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 1995;149:632-637. 5. Hamalainen ML et al. Neurology, 1997;48:103-107. 6. Sidler J et al. Br J Clin Pract, 1990;44 (supp 70):22-25 7. McGaw T et al. J Dentistry for Children, 1987;54:106-109. 8. Kelley MT et al. Clin Pharmacol Ther 1992;52:181-189 (Single dose study; ibuprofen 6 mg/kg, paracetamol 10-15 mg/kg). 9. Watson PD et al. Clin Pharmacol Ther 1989;46:9-17 (Single dose study; ibuprofen 5 mg/kg and 10 mg/kg, paracetamol 5 mg/kg). Reckitt Benckiser Australia. 44 Wharf Road, West Ryde, NSW 2114. H&T RBK0007/AJP