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Is it ok to give dd (10) an ibuprofen tablet?

(9 Posts)
hugoagogo Mon 18-Feb-13 19:36:50

On the box it says not be given to under 12s.

However it also says that 1 tablet = 200mg

Infant ibuprofen syrup is 100mg per 5ml spoon and the dose for a 10 year old is 2 spoons.

confused

landofsoapandglory Mon 18-Feb-13 19:38:14

I'd ring NHS and double check TBH.

landofsoapandglory Mon 18-Feb-13 19:38:35

NHS direct

ogredownstairs Mon 18-Feb-13 19:47:26

I give my 10 yr old the tablets these days. Not sure a syrup comprising sugar and/or sweeteners plus flavouring makes the identical dosage any safer - as long as they are fine with swallowing tablets!

My DD would never take medicine but would happily take any tablet, so she was on ibuprofen tablets from 8 years old - that's when she could have 200mg.

The doctor recommended them.

hugoagogo Mon 18-Feb-13 21:02:37

That's good to hear oops

dh is less convinced, he has read the box and says she shouldn't have it. hmm It's not worth pushing it at the mo as she doesn't seem too bad.

ByTheSea Mon 18-Feb-13 21:04:33

Yes

piratecat Mon 18-Feb-13 21:05:34

i'd not hesitate, and have been giving dd one tablet (she is ten) for 6months or so now.

4nomore Mon 18-Feb-13 21:25:53

My son (who's 10) has been taking ibuprofen as a tablet for a year or two now. Just remember that with tabs it's even more important than with the syrup, to ensure you don't take it on an empty stomach

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