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Givin too much nurofen

(11 Posts)
Jojoob1978 Sun 07-Feb-16 22:43:01

Hi I have given my 4 yr old 10 ml of nurofen instead of the stated 7.5 I got confused with the calol, is this any harm??

Mrsmulder Sun 07-Feb-16 22:47:32

Do you know how much he weighs? Has he had any more today? I doubt it would do any harm as a one off. Just don't give him any more

Jojoob1978 Sun 07-Feb-16 22:53:08

She's quite a big 4 yr old she had some nurofen early this morning calpol at 16.30 and the nurofen at 20.45, she asleep at min been asleep 4 about an hour now do u think I should wake her?

Micah Sun 07-Feb-16 22:54:19

She'll be fine. Hasnt even gone over a daily dose.

Elisheva Sun 07-Feb-16 22:54:21

She'll be fine, don't worry.

Mrsmulder Sun 07-Feb-16 22:59:05

Dose is 10mg/kg and my skinny almost 4 year old is 15kg, it's probably just a normal dose if she is a big 4 year old. If she has only had one other dose today then she won't have gone over her daily allowance so will be fine.

Jojoob1978 Sun 07-Feb-16 23:03:27

Is there any thing I need to look out 4??

Jojoob1978 Sun 07-Feb-16 23:04:37

Thanks put my mind at rest a little, dint think I sleep tonight though 😩

Mrsmulder Sun 07-Feb-16 23:13:31

It is known for causing gastric irritation but I really don't think she has had enough to cause problems so don't worry!

Jojoob1978 Sun 07-Feb-16 23:16:16

Ok thanks Mrsmulder x

TheAussieProject Mon 08-Feb-16 19:11:44

She will be absolutely fine. When DS2 had a bone put back in place after a fall, at the A&E, they gave him a massive dose of nurofen and when I asked if that wasn't too much, they relied, it's fine and he needs it because it's very painful. So no worries!

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