1. What is Ibuprofen?

Ibuprofen is a medicine that belongs to a group of treatments known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It  can be used to ease mild to moderate pain and is available in a number of different formats, such as liquids, tablets or gels. Nurofen for Children is a gentle Ibuprofen liquid suspension that has been specially formulated for babies and children. 

2. Can Nurofen for Children be given with other medicines?

There are some medicines that should not be given with Ibuprofen. For a full list please can be found on the NHS website http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Painkillers-ibuprofen/Pages/Interactions---other-medicines.aspx

You should always seek advice from your doctor or healthcare professional, if you have any concerns.

3. Can Nurofen for Children be given to premature babies?

Nurofen for Children can be given to babies aged 3 months and weigh over 5kg with the 3 month limit from full term. This means that if your child was born pre-term they can be given Nurofen for Children from 3months plus the time taken to full term and providing they weigh over 5kg.


Always speak to a healthcare professional for advise on administering medicines to your child.

4. Does Nurofen for Children have to be given with food?

Nurofen for Children can be given with or without food to babies and children from 3 months and weighing over 5kg.



Source: NHS UK Choices