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Bugger - have been giving dd double recommended dose ibuprofen

(15 Posts)
1978andallthat Thu 06-Dec-12 16:09:10

No wonder she slept through last night. She's nearly 2 and I thought dose was 5ml every 4-6 hours. Turns out it's 2.5ml. She had dose at 6 and dose at 11, for swollen throat/ tonsils/ glands (also has antibiotics from gp). I won't have done any damage will I?

strawberrypenguin Thu 06-Dec-12 16:10:15

Not not for 2 doses. Hope she feels better soon

I also thought it was a 5ml dose shock and have been giving it to my 17 month old (alternately with paracetamol so I don't think I have given to much hopefully) I must have just assumed it was the same dose as calpol without thinking about it - it wouldn't have crossed my mind if you hadn't posted - thank you.

I hope your dd feels better soon, my ds has had the same symptoms and has tonsillitis and scarlet fever. He's had anti biotics and is loads better now. It's such a shame when they are poorly.

1978andallthat Thu 06-Dec-12 18:24:45

I think they must have changed the dose. Am sure the old bottle we had said 5ml, especially if you think it did too. Hope all well now?

DystopianReality Thu 06-Dec-12 18:26:44

You definitely won't have done any harm, she's just well analgesed.

DaveyStott Thu 06-Dec-12 18:32:57

I've just checked my bottle of nurofen & it says for children between 1 & 4, 5ml dose no more than 3 times in 24 hours?

1978andallthat Thu 06-Dec-12 22:16:01

Hmm my bottle of calpol branded ibuprofen says 2.5ml

dishwashervodkaanddietirnbru Thu 06-Dec-12 22:17:25

calprofen and nurofen do differ on the dosages given on the pack. We get nurofen too (has higher dose on it)

LakeFlyPie Thu 06-Dec-12 22:20:15

Are the mg per ml different for the different brands maybe?

Hope DD is feeling better OP

dishwashervodkaanddietirnbru Thu 06-Dec-12 22:25:34

they both seem to be 100mg/5ml

1978andallthat Thu 06-Dec-12 22:45:34

Thanks she's much better now. I checked. No wonder am confused. Calprofen says 2.5ml and Orbis says 5ml, both three times a day and both 100mg/5ml

DewDr0p Thu 06-Dec-12 22:48:05

Once when ds3 woke up crying (again) in the night I staggered out of bed and gave him some Neurofen, not realising that dh had done the same thing half an hour previously.... rang NHS Direct in a slight panic and they were very reassuring. Obv wouldn't recommend making a habit of it but it's way lower than what's considered an overdose.

MegBusset Thu 06-Dec-12 22:52:16

Calpol have reduced their recommended dosage lately (I picked up a new bottle and was confused as I assumed they'd increased the strength but apparently not - pharmacist confirmed the medicine is the same strength).

CoolaYuleA Mon 10-Dec-12 02:03:29

I did the same thing.

Jojobells1986 Mon 10-Dec-12 02:26:47

I did that too a few months ago - I guess DS was 11 months. I only gave him one dose but queried why DH was seemingly only giving half a dose the next day! I'd just assumed it was the same as calpol! blush I've made a mental note to check medication doses before giving him anything in the future!

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