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Brand name: Nurofen for Children

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

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Active ingredient in this medicine: ibuprofen

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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 100 mg/5 mL oral liquid suspension, 100 mL

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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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.
Dosage Form Oral Liquid, suspension
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
100mL: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
150mL: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
200mL: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
30mL: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
50mL: 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.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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