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Just given DS1 Cuprofen

(18 Posts)
FabBakerGirlIsBack Thu 09-Jul-09 17:00:20

Is it the same as ibruprofen and can he have calpol at bedtime?


FabBakerGirlIsBack Thu 09-Jul-09 17:54:31


Olihan Thu 09-Jul-09 18:58:17

Check the bottle. It should tell you what the active ingredient is.

CALprofen is children's ibuprofen that's made by Calpol and the bottle usually says 'Each 5ml dose contains xyz mls ibuprofen'.

Never heard of cuprofen but it will still tell you what it has in.

As long as it doesn't say 'This medecine contains paracetamol, do not take with any other medicine containing paracetamol' then you'll be fine to give calpol at bedtime.

Even pharmacy dispensed medicines have that warning on the printed label.

nappyaddict Thu 09-Jul-09 19:00:08

Yes it's ibuprofen. If it's the cuprofen plus it has codeine in aswell.

nappyaddict Thu 09-Jul-09 19:02:29

BTW Cuprofen isn't suitable for children under 12 IIRC.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Thu 09-Jul-09 19:17:40

It is from 6 months, nappyaddict.

nappyaddict Thu 09-Jul-09 19:23:51

I have some cuprofren tablets and just checked the back of the packet and it definitely says unsuitable for children under 12 years. Unless they do a kids version?

FabBakerGirlIsBack Thu 09-Jul-09 19:25:10

This is medicine and it is for 6 months, I wouldn't have given it to my 8 year old otherwise.

nappyaddict Thu 09-Jul-09 19:25:59

Where can you get it from? I actually want it for myself blush cos I hate swallowing really big tablets.

Olihan Thu 09-Jul-09 19:31:01

Is it this? This one says it's ibuprofen on the front of the box so I'd guess yours is the same.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Thu 09-Jul-09 19:34:21

Yep, looks like that Ollhan.

Olihan Thu 09-Jul-09 19:49:37

Nappy, I don't think it's the codeine based one afaics. It's the only thing that comes up if you google Cuprofen Medicine and the ingredients list just states ibuprofen as the active ingredient.

All the Cuprofen with codeine that I foound was in tablet form.

Fab, I guess the short answer to your question is 'yes' grin.

nappyaddict Thu 09-Jul-09 19:58:12

Did you get yours online? I was hoping to get it from a shop.

frasersmummy Thu 09-Jul-09 20:08:58

I have used it.. Boots gave me it .. said it was the same as childrens's nurofen only cheaper. Its made by the same people who make calpol

It will be fine used in conjunction with calpol at bedtime (so long as bedtime aint 6pm ) grin

The only downside is apparently its yuck compared to nurofen

nappyaddict Thu 09-Jul-09 22:14:22

Isn't the one made my calpol called calprofen or do they make cuprofen aswell? see i hate the flavour of nurofen.

Olihan Thu 09-Jul-09 22:19:00



They're two different medicines, different manufacturers but both ibubrofen suspension for children.

frasersmummy Fri 10-Jul-09 20:56:20

oopps wanders off muttering to remember to read stuff properly

sorry for confusion blush

Olihan Fri 10-Jul-09 21:08:11


I thought it was a typo at first!

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