calpol/nurofen - how much/when etc

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  1. LPF

    LPF Well-Known Member

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    When can you give the two?

    I read you can give a dose of each 30 mins apart but then I also read that you can give a dose of each at 2 hourly intervals....i'm confused and I have an ill baby to cope with!! help!!
     
  2. kelly29

    kelly29 Guest

    not with maddie, but my other's,i actually give at the same time!!! this is what my friend advised me to do!!! omg :blush: what a div:haha: not sure then hun!x
     
  3. Air Cooled

    Air Cooled Well-Known Member

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    I can't remember where I read it (will have a look in a mo) but I don't think they recommend giving paracetamol and ibuprofen together or even alternating them. I just stick with Calpol. I'll see if I can find a link.
     
  4. icy1975

    icy1975 Lucy's mummy, aka Sarah

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    I think it's more about using the other if the first doesn't work rather than using them both.

    Thanks icy, was just looking at that myself :)
     
  6. Air Cooled

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    I think it's more about using the other if the first doesn't work rather than using them both.

    Thanks icy, was just looking at that myself :)
     
  7. SaraAbi

    SaraAbi Mum to Abi

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    We were told to alternate when Abi had a high temp and to give at 2ish hour intervals as then it doesn't wear off. We were also told that the reason it wasn't recommended was that some people were forgetting which they should be giving and were overdosing their children, I always write it down so that me and DH know what been given and what's next.
     
  8. LPF

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    Thanks guys
     
  9. Siyren

    Siyren Guest

    bit late, but as above, we were told to give it at two hourly intervels to control her temp.
    you do need to be careful not to overdose too
    we write down what she's had x
     

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