Can You Give A Child Both Nurofen And Calpol At The Same Time?


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Julii Brainard answered
Yes, BUT within important limits. You can even buy some commercial mixes with both paracetamol (which is what Calpol contains) and ibuprofen (the active ingredient in Nurofen) already in it.,

Because ibuprofen and paracetamol work differently, it can be safe to combine them (to reduce a child's fever or pain, for instance), but only within safe limits. The medications and their dosages must be suitable for the age of the child. They must be not be given if other conditions contraindicate it, such as asthma in the child, which contraindicates ibuprofen.

Rather than administer both simultaneously, you might want to alternate: give Calpol, then 2.5 hours later give Nurfoen, 2.5 hours later give Calpol, etc. Up to the daily dose allowed.

Do not give Calpol with any other paracetamol containing products, such as Medised. Do not give aspirin or any aspirin containing products to children under age 16, either.
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Anonymous answered
Yes but it is best to give it intermittently, so give calpol then 2-2.5 hrs later give nurofen they work very well as a team at bringing temps down ( always read the label and only give the recommended daily dosage regarding to persons age)

nikki portsmouth (it works very well on my two children however not each child is the same)

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