to wonder why the school will give out paracetamol but not Nurofen?
RunAwayWife · 10/05/2011 19:23
DS2 has a loose tooth and it is a bit sore, he is also doing his SATs this week so this morning I gave him some Nurofrn before school, I took the bottle in to school and ask if he could be given some if he was in pain laterbut was told NO as they are only allowed to give paracetamol, this just seems odd.
xstitch · 10/05/2011 20:32
More a case of covering their backs I guess.
Ibuprofen can cause wheeze in a percentage of asthmatics and can cause stomach problems. I woul have thought a consent form for that specific child for that specific incident would cover them though. I suspect the longer action of ibuprofen means they can justify not giving it at school.
Nurofen does not contain aspirin which is not recommened for under 16s and in some guidance under 18s.
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