Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Brand name: Nurofen for Children Baby 3+ Months

Nurofen for Children Baby 3+ Months is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) ibuprofen. On this page you will find out more about Nurofen for Children Baby 3+ Months, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional. Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional. healthdirect medicines information is not intended for use in an emergency. If you are suffering an acute illness, overdose, or emergency condition, call triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance.

Reasonable care has been taken to provide accurate information at the time of creation. This information is not intended to substitute medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be exclusively relied on to manage or diagnose a medical condition. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

Active ingredient in this medicine: ibuprofen

Over 65 years of age?

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Information for medicine and pack size:
Nurofen for Children Baby 3+ Months strawberry 40 mg/mL oral liquid suspension, 30 mL

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

No consumer medicine information leaflet was found for the pack size you selected. It may be unavailable or there may be a technical problem. You should speak to your pharmacist, healthcare professional, or call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 for more information.

What this medicine is for

Suitable for the temporary relief of pain and discomfort in children aged 3 months to 12 years with the following conditions: juvenile chronic arthritis, pyrexia including fever caused by immunisation, acute conditions associated with pain and/or inflammation such as teething, toothache, earache, headache, colds and flu, minor aches, sprains and strains and sore throats, and chronic conditions associated with pain and/or inflammation.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Off-white, syrupy suspension with a characteristic strawberry odour
Dosage Form Oral Liquid, suspension
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
30, 50, 75, 100 mL: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

Go to PBS site

Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

Go to ASADA site

The information displayed on this page is authored by Healthdirect Australia, or obtained from trusted sources.

Need more information?

These trusted information partners have more on this topic.

Found 630 results

3-4 months: baby development | Raising Children Network

Find out about baby development at 3-4 months. Read what your baby might be doing, how to help your baby develop and signs of developmental delay.

Read more on Raising Children Network website

Baby language development: 3-12 months | Raising Children Network

At 3-12 months, theres a lot happening with baby language development. Expect your baby to coo, laugh, play with sounds, babble and gesture. Read more.

Read more on Raising Children Network website

Babies daily care overview | Raising Children Network

This in-a-nutshell guide to daily care looks at teeth care, bathing, nappies and clothes suitable for babies aged 3-12 months.

Read more on Raising Children Network website

Neonatal and infantile acne - ACD

Neonatal and Infantile acne affects babies in the first 3 months of life.

Read more on Australasian College of Dermatologists website

Screening tests in the first 3 months of pregnancy

You may wish to find out early in your pregnancy if your baby is at increased risk of a serious health condition by having a screening test in your first trimester (the first 3 months of pregnancy).

Read more on WA Health website

Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Sleep - 6 months to 3 years

Some babies and toddlers can sleep through the night. Some toddlers are the sleepy owls who need more sleep, while others are the larks and get by with much less sleep and this is OK. Many still wake once or twice, or several times at night. Between the ages of 23 years about40% of young children wake once or twice a night, with a few still waking more often. During sleep they may, as most adults do, turn over and go back to sleep, or they may cry because they are uncomfortable, or afraid or want to know you are there.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

How to wrap your baby

Wrapping your baby is recommended for babies from birth until about 3-4 months.

Read more on Karitane website

Babies development and milestones overview | Raising Children Network

An in-a-nutshell guide to baby's development from 3-12 months of age. Includes information on the development of motor skills, brain, emotions, language and learning. Also includes some guidance on development milestones.

Read more on Raising Children Network website

Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Child development: 3-6 months

Babiesbetween threeand six months old have have come a long way in the first three months and they are usually very social beings who delight in being with you. Parents have usually learned enough of their baby's ways and messages to get their responses right for most of the time. Early troubles such as feeding difficultiesand crying have often settled down.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Dummies, thumbs and other comforters

Dummies, blankets, soft toys or thumbs are some of the comforters (or pacifiers, or attachment objects)that help children relax.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice and information you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo