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10 year old medication help please

(9 Posts)
cheesecadet Thu 22-Jun-17 19:56:17

My 10 year old had ibuprofen an hour ago, how long do I need to wait before she can have paracetamol? Thanks.

YellowLawn Thu 22-Jun-17 19:57:36

she can have paracetamol now.

but do check carefully the max dose of both ibu and para.

Dreamstosell Thu 22-Jun-17 19:58:20

She can have paracetamol at the same time as ibuprofen as they're different types of medicine

cheesecadet Thu 22-Jun-17 19:59:04

Thank you

cheesecadet Thu 22-Jun-17 19:59:57

Dreams, no children under 16 can't have them at the same time

brieandbacon Thu 22-Jun-17 20:21:09

Yes they can have them at the same time if necessary whatever their age. I learned this when my son was a toddler ill in hospital with a very high fever. It was the only way they could get it down.

brieandbacon Thu 22-Jun-17 20:29:58

However if a young child I would still seek GP advice the next day and space the Ibuprofen every 6 hours if taking together. Basically if one hasn't worked then add the other a couple of hours later.

Dreamstosell Thu 22-Jun-17 21:00:21

Cheese my son has been given them at the same time in a and e when getting a minor wound glued (and he wasn't even in pain at the time!). Was 10 at the time

cheesecadet Thu 22-Jun-17 21:18:33

Thanks for all the replies smile

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