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Which other med can you use with calpol for high temp?

(11 Posts)
brokebuthappy Mon 09-Jul-07 18:20:16

Ds has a virus and is really unwell.Doctor said his ear us alittle red but not bad enough to have abs.I know there is something else you can give with calpol but can't remember what,any ideas please.

purpleturtle Mon 09-Jul-07 18:22:09

nurofen can be given inbetween paracetomol doses.

LIZS Mon 09-Jul-07 18:22:35

nurofen for kids ? helps with inflammation too

Whooosh Mon 09-Jul-07 18:22:43

Nurofen-alternate with the Calpol.
I give dd calpol at say 8am,Nurofen at 10am then calpol again at 12 noon.

This is probably a little over what is recommended-I believe you can give Nurofen twice for every 4 doses of paracetamol.

TutterJane Mon 09-Jul-07 18:22:51

i thought you could give nurofen at the same time as calpol?

Bubble99 Mon 09-Jul-07 18:23:48

AFAIK both can be given together.

suezee Mon 09-Jul-07 18:24:04

calpol also do calprofen as well or u can ask the pharmacy to give u their own infant ibuprofen solution........its quite cheaper but works exactly the same

SlightlyMadSalmon Mon 09-Jul-07 18:24:55

You can give both together if needed. The advantage of alternating them is that you can get better 'coverage' over 24hours IYSWIM

suezee Mon 09-Jul-07 18:25:04

only 2.5ml doses for ibuprofen if under 2 years old

brokebuthappy Mon 09-Jul-07 18:28:52

Thanks everybody.I knows i could count on you lot.

christywhisty Mon 09-Jul-07 19:50:22

I was told by a& e to give calpol 4 hourly and nurofen 8 hourly

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