Nurofen, a mum’s trusted partner for fever in children
For over 50 years, Nurofen has been a trusted partner of mums to treat fever in their children. Now, Singaporean mums can make the most of it as well!
Being a parent is one of the greatest feelings of all times. It is fascinating to see a miniature version of yourself growing up, sharing your likes and dislikes, trying to imitate you. However, with all the joys comes an equally saddening aspect of growing up – fever and illnesses. Luckily, Singaporean mums now have Nurofen by their side – UK’s #1 analgesic brand, particularly for fever in children.
As a painkiller, ibuprofen has been around for over 50 years. As a brand, Nurofen continues to innovate and come up with exciting pain relief solutions. And that is why mums today have an access to a fast-acting, low-dose formulation that provides a relief from fever in children up to 8 hours.
The formulation is alcohol-free as it is meant for babies and young children. It is available in a delectable orange flavour. This is especially useful in the case of fussy babies who refuse to take medicines.
However, as highlighted before, the biggest reason for choosing Nurofen is because it provides your child with effective relief from fever for up to 8 hours. This essentially means that the child can sleep well at night, and so can the whole family.
Continued research and innovation resulted in Nurofen being the first brand to launch an ibuprofen-based analgesic for babies and children in 1998. And today, it is so popular that 9 out of 10 mums in the UK recommend Nurofen for children*.
Nurofen in children
Over 30 years of continuous research and innovation has made Nurofen an essential component of every medicine cabinet. And why not, it is used for one of the commonest symptoms seen in babies and children – fever.
Recommended for babies older than 6 months, Nurofen provides quick and a long-lasting relief from fever. In addition, it also provides the baby with a relief from pain.
In children, Nurofen is used in
- Management of fever in babies more than 6 months
- Teething pain
- Fever associated with immunisation
Legacy of Nurofen
Nurofen contains the active compound, ibuprofen. As a painkiller, ibuprofen was developed in the 1960s by scientists at Boot’s Pharmacy, London. It became available for the public use only in 1969. However, at that time, it was given only on a doctor’s prescription.
It was not until 1983 that Nurofen was launched as the first over-the-counter in the UK formulation of Ibuprofen. And, not surprisingly, it quickly became the popular analgesic of choice for mild to moderate pain.
When to see a doctor
Nurofen provides relief to your child from fever and pain. In most cases of fever, like in common viral infections or after immunisation, a symptomatic relief is all that your baby needs. However, in some cases, the child needs an active treatment with other medicines, including antibiotics.
So, remember this chart.
In addition, if you feel that something is not right, don’t hesitate to contact your healthcare professional. When you use Nurofen or any other medicine for your child, always read the label for the date of expiry, the correct dosage according to the age/weight, and interaction with other medicines.
Mums, Nurofen is available in Singapore, so don’t let fever come in the way of your child’s sleep. To know more about pain and fever relief, visit the website here.
Disclaimer: Always read the label. Use only as directed. Incorrect use could be harmful. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional. Do not give this to babies under 6 months of age. All information presented on these web pages is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. In all health-related matters please contact your doctor.
* This is based on a study done by Mum’s View.