Nurofen For Children Fever 100ml (3 months to 9 years) £2.69 @ ALDI - HotUKDeals
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Not a bad price, mostly priced at £3.15 plus elsewhere.

Fever and pain suspension
Contains ibuprofen
Sugar free
Colour free

Available Thursday 3rd July. Instore only
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#1
Great deal if you don't understand anything about marketing/medicine.

Terrible waste off money off you know that Nurofen is just branded ibruprofen (which you shouldn't really be giving to children unless they have a very high temp, and even then you should alternate with paracetamol, or "calpol" as most people will know it as)
#2
peaceoff
Terrible waste off money off you know that Nurofen is just branded ibruprofen (which you shouldn't really be giving to children unless they have a very high temp, and even then you should alternate with paracetamol, or "calpol" as most people will know it as)

You seem to be ill informed.

For starters, there is little in the way of Ibuprofen in liquid form for kids. Ever asked a 6yro to take a tablet? I was on ibuprofen before it was an "over-the-counter" med. It's a really good anti-inflammatory product, however it also has really bad problem which a lot of people do not realise... It *will* ruin your stomach lining! Please only take when eating (or soon after) food.

Paracetamol is a different of med and can actually be taken with ibuprofen. I personally hate paracetemol as it creates more problems than it solves for me. However, one of my kids has hayfever problems and when I give them ibuprofen after breakfast followed by paracetamol then they have less of a problem for most of the day.

And yes, shock-horror, branded products will cost you more. If you can find an un-branded equivilant then it will work just as well. I take unbranded product for heart-burn as it's the same chemical in the same weight!
#3
Unless you are
#4
That's a good price for branded but if you want cheaper and just as effective ask your pharmacy for the Generic Ibuprofen for children its around £1.50 to £2.00
1 Like #5
Or you can use the minor ailments scheme at your pharmacy and get it for nothing.....
#6
some great nuggets of science in posts above.
#7
How do I know if I have children fever?
#8
peaceoff
Great deal if you don't understand anything about marketing/medicine.

Terrible waste off money off you know that Nurofen is just branded ibuprofen (which you shouldn't really be giving to children unless they have a very high temp, and even then you should alternate with paracetamol, or "calpol" as most people will know it as)

Hardly a 'terrible' waste of money - boots generic is £2.39, I think I can manage the extra 30p. Generic ibuprofen suspension isn't as easy to get as paracetamol suspension. Some supermarkets and pharmacies only carry the trade version.

Despite your implication about safety, it is also safe (in as much as any medicine is safe) to give to children as long as you follow the advice on the leaflet. Often times it is more effective and longer lasting than paracetamol so you can give less often. It can also be given in addition to paracetamol if a child is in a great deal of discomfort and the paracetamol alone has not worked.

High temperatures in young children can be very dangerous - if I had a febrile child I wouldn't be thinking "Is this fever high enough for ibuprofen?", I would give them the medicine that is proven to be more effective in reducing temperature and avoiding the risk of seizure.

Edited By: me_lee on Jun 28, 2014 18:21
#9
Or you could just sign up to minor ailments service at your local pharmacy and get it for free
#10
Chuckl3chunk5
Or you can use the minor ailments scheme at your pharmacy and get it for nothing.....
savingmoney
Or you could just sign up to minor ailments service at your local pharmacy and get it for free
Good advice, although they will often only give a small bottle of paracetamol suspension.
#11
Minor ailments isn't available everywhere though and it's not a massive cost.
#12
Cold. Paracetamol is the first choice, it has fewer side effects. And if you want ibuprofen, you can find a no name version under 2 pounds.
#13
MrPuddington
Cold. Paracetamol is the first choice, it has fewer side effects. And if you want ibuprofen, you can find a no name version under 2 pounds.

That's your opinion but you haven't considered the patients (who can be fussy!) might prefer the taste of this brand.
#14
yrreb88
MrPuddington
Cold. Paracetamol is the first choice, it has fewer side effects. And if you want ibuprofen, you can find a no name version under 2 pounds.

That's your opinion but you haven't considered the patients (who can be fussy!) might prefer the taste of this brand.

The waitrose elite? Come little porcha, time for your neurofen and sushi platter
1 Like #15
Morrisons do their own children's flavoured paracetamol (Calpol) and ibuprofen (Nurofen) suspension, both much cheaper than the branded versions.

Edit: as do Asda and Tesco by the looks of it.

Edited By: Whitedot on Jun 29, 2014 01:02: Added info
#16
Whitedot
Morrisons do their own children's flavoured paracetamol (Calpol) and ibuprofen (Nurofen) suspension, both much cheaper than the branded versions.

Edit: as do Asda and Tesco by the looks of it.

Quite a few times I've not been able to find the generic ibuprofen on the shelf (although the paracetamol is pretty much always there) - I suppose that could be down to popularity or maybe it's not as available in the smaller ("Metro" style) shops.

Being completely analy retentive as I am, I would point out that although generic and brand are pretty much the same thing in this case it isn't always like that (although this tends to apply to prescribed rather than otc medication).

Also, certain otc preparations (such as melt in the mouth tablets) will only be available under a trade name - but that really is marketing nonsense drug companies use to thrash every last penny of profit out of an old drug. Gaviscon advance being a good example of how to rip people / the NHS off.

PS - had to give you a like for that avatar ;)
#17
GuruMeditationError
peaceoff
Terrible waste off money off you know that Nurofen is just branded ibruprofen (which you shouldn't really be giving to children unless they have a very high temp, and even then you should alternate with paracetamol, or "calpol" as most people will know it as)

You seem to be ill informed.

For starters, there is little in the way of Ibuprofen in liquid form for kids. Ever asked a 6yro to take a tablet? I was on ibuprofen before it was an "over-the-counter" med. It's a really good anti-inflammatory product, however it also has really bad problem which a lot of people do not realise... It *will* ruin your stomach lining! Please only take when eating (or soon after) food.

Paracetamol is a different of med and can actually be taken with ibuprofen. I personally hate paracetemol as it creates more problems than it solves for me. However, one of my kids has hayfever problems and when I give them ibuprofen after breakfast followed by paracetamol then they have less of a problem for most of the day.

And yes, shock-horror, branded products will cost you more. If you can find an un-branded equivilant then it will work just as well. I take unbranded product for heart-burn as it's the same chemical in the same weight!

Please don't just take my "ill informed" opinion, do the research yourself:
http://livertox.nlm.nih.gov/Ibuprofen.htm
#18
peaceoff
GuruMeditationError
peaceoff
Terrible waste off money off you know that Nurofen is just branded ibruprofen (which you shouldn't really be giving to children unless they have a very high temp, and even then you should alternate with paracetamol, or "calpol" as most people will know it as)

You seem to be ill informed.

For starters, there is little in the way of Ibuprofen in liquid form for kids. Ever asked a 6yro to take a tablet? I was on ibuprofen before it was an "over-the-counter" med. It's a really good anti-inflammatory product, however it also has really bad problem which a lot of people do not realise... It *will* ruin your stomach lining! Please only take when eating (or soon after) food.

Paracetamol is a different of med and can actually be taken with ibuprofen. I personally hate paracetemol as it creates more problems than it solves for me. However, one of my kids has hayfever problems and when I give them ibuprofen after breakfast followed by paracetamol then they have less of a problem for most of the day.

And yes, shock-horror, branded products will cost you more. If you can find an un-branded equivilant then it will work just as well. I take unbranded product for heart-burn as it's the same chemical in the same weight!

Please don't just take my "ill informed" opinion, do the research yourself:
http://livertox.nlm.nih.gov/Ibuprofen.htm

Am I missing something? The most significant pieces of relevant evidence I could find in there said:

Lesko SM, Mitchell AA. An assessment of the safety of pediatric ibuprofen. A practitioner-based randomized clinical trial. JAMA 1995; 273: 929-33. PubMed Citation (Among 55,000 children in a prospective controlled trial who were given ibuprofen or acetaminophen for fever, no child developed Reye syndrome or clinically apparent liver injury).

and

Ferrajolo C, Capuano A, Verhamme KM, Schuemie M, Rossi F, Stricker BH, Sturkenboom MC. Drug-induced hepatic injury in children: a case/non-case study of suspected adverse drug reactions in VigiBase. Br J Clin Pharmacol 2010; 70: 721-8. PubMed Citation. (World wide pharmacovigilance database contained 9036 hepatic adverse drug reactions in children, ibuprofen is not listed among the top 41 causes).

Too much ibuprofen will cause health problems... Too much paracetamol will cause health problems... To much of pretty much any drug will have a bad effect.

Both paracetamol and ibuprofen are safe if used responsibly - paracetamol is often preferable as it has a smaller side-effect profile but it is less effective at reducing temperature.

To say otherwise is scaremongering.

Edited By: me_lee on Jul 12, 2014 17:08: accuracy

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