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medised post immunisation with ds 4 months, i had no calpol now iam worried was it ok to giv it too him? website say from 2 years old@! leaflet says 3 months??

(10 Posts)
greyriver Tue 15-Jul-08 15:48:15

leaflet on box says from 3 months and its helped settle him no end, he has been very upset after 3rd set of injections today, was just browsing on the internet and the medised website says its from 2 years old!@!@!@!@

now worried silly

ruddynorah Tue 15-Jul-08 15:49:14

how old is the box? it has changed to 2 yrs now.

greyriver Tue 15-Jul-08 15:49:48

shit not that old i git it this yr

TillyScoutsmum Tue 15-Jul-08 15:51:50

The guidelines changed in April this year... I wouldn't worry too much - the ingredients are exactly the same so if he's had it before, it should be fine. I believe there were some issues in the US with overdosing (i.e parents giving another medicine containing anti histamine or paracetamol at the same time). As long as it was a normal dose, I wouldn't panic

milknosugar Tue 15-Jul-08 15:52:02

i bought some the other day which still says 3 months, boots man explained someone had overdosed their child (prob cos it makes them sleep) so the rest of us cant be trusted any more. am sure he will be fine.

FrazzledFairyFay Tue 15-Jul-08 15:52:34

The recommendations have changed recently - they used to say it was ok from 3 months but it is now not recommended under 2 years.

When the recommendatiosn were different, I used to give it to my daughter (who is now 2.10) when she was a baby, with no ill effects. As far as I know, the formula hasn't changed, just the advice.

I really wouldn't worry about having given it to him this time, but next time use Calpol.

expatinscotland Tue 15-Jul-08 15:53:43

they updated it because apparently people cannot be trusted to read and follow instructions so we all have to be herded like sheep.


ShowOfHands Tue 15-Jul-08 15:53:54

Please don't worry. It's the overdose issue as others have said.

How is he now? I hate injections, you can stick as many needles as you like in me, but I go a bit primal when it's dd.

greyriver Tue 15-Jul-08 16:05:18

phew thanks ladies, have just been on the phone to nhs direct who pretty much said the same.

I hate injections too, gawd cant believe i had no bloody calpol in

greyriver Tue 15-Jul-08 16:07:10

hes 4 months exactly,
argh i still feel a shaky and sick

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