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Help NOW ! Calpol and Ibuprofen - what length of time between them ?

(10 Posts)
mousemole Sat 15-Sep-07 20:34:58

DS1 has high temp - Calpol not doing much. Am I right in thinking you can switch between calpol and ibuprofen and if so how mcuh time between them ? So just given DS1 Calpol and have to wait 6hrs to give next dose - when can I give Ibuprofen ?

hunkermunker Sat 15-Sep-07 20:36:01

Now! And it's four hours between Calpol doses.

hunkermunker Sat 15-Sep-07 20:36:14

But six hours between ibuprofen doses.

ledodgy Sat 15-Sep-07 20:37:40

I alternate them every four hours usually which covers them for 24 hours but if the temp/pain isn't coming down with calpol you can give ibuprofen as close as you liek to the paracetemol as long as you don't repeat it (the profen) for another 4-6 hours.

WaynettaVonSlob Sat 15-Sep-07 20:38:27

I was always told that you could do them in 2hour doses, ie calpol, 2 hours later ibuprofen, 2 hour later calpol etc.

orangehead Sat 15-Sep-07 20:38:43

yes u can switch, give ibuprofean 2-3 hrs after calpol then calpol again when then time due up, i also thought it four hrs not six

BecauseImWorthIt Sat 15-Sep-07 20:38:48

You can give Calpol and Ibuprofen at the same time. They are totally different drugs.

lisad123 Sat 15-Sep-07 20:41:01

Although you can do 4 hours between calpol, its 6 hours for ibuprofen, so I tend to do 3 hourly. I have to do this often with dd.
Hope your holding up ok.


mousemole Sat 15-Sep-07 20:48:28

brilliant, thanks Mnetters, will alternatate 2/3 hrly.

hunkermunker Sun 16-Sep-07 22:57:54

How is he, Mousemole? Hope he's much better.

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