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Quick summary

Type of medicine

Oral Suspension

Works by

Providing relief from fever, pain, cold, flu symptoms, teething pain, and muscular aches

Active Ingredient


Effective within

Short duration; consult a doctor if symptoms persist



Side effects

May Include Upset Stomach, Nausea

Medication details


Nurofen For Children Suspension is a gentle yet effective solution for your child's pain and fever. With ibuprofen as its active ingredient, it quickly reduces discomfort and helps bring down a fever. Perfect for kids aged 3 months to 9 years, this suspension is easy to give and has a yummy taste that little ones will love. Simply follow the dosing instructions and watch your child feel better in no time. Give them the relief they need with Nurofen For Children Suspension.


Administering Nurofen for Children Cold, Pain and Fever Oral Suspension is straightforward and hassle-free. Always follow the provided instructions or those given by your healthcare professional. Here's how to use this medication:
Shake Well: Before each use, ensure that the bottle is well shaken.
Dosing Syringe: Inside the pack, you'll find a 5ml dosing syringe. Use this syringe to measure and administer the medicine.
Dosing: Administer the appropriate dose based on your child's age and weight. Refer to the packaging for the precise dosing instructions.
Frequency: Allow at least 4 hours between doses. Do not exceed the recommended dosage in a 24-hour period.
Duration: For short-term use only. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest necessary duration.


Nurofen for Children Cold, Pain and Fever Oral Suspension contains the active ingredient Ibuprofen (100 mg per 5ml). This non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) painkiller provides targeted relief for a variety of discomforts, including teething pain, muscular aches, sore throats, cold and flu symptoms, and post-immunization fever.
In addition to Ibuprofen, the suspension includes other ingredients such as maltitol liquid, water, glycerol, citric acid, sodium citrate, sodium chloride, sodium saccharin, and various flavorings.

Side Effects

Like any medication, Nurofen for Children Cold, Pain and Fever Oral Suspension may cause side effects in some individuals, although not everyone will experience them. The most common side effect is stomach irritation, which can manifest as indigestion or heartburn.
If your child experiences any of the following symptoms, stop using the medication and consult a doctor promptly:
Blood in stools
Black tarry stools
Vomiting blood or dark particles resembling coffee grounds
Skin rash, blistering, or peeling of the skin
Unexplained wheezing, asthma, shortness of breath
Racing heart, fluid retention, swollen ankles
Stiff neck, severe headache, nausea, vomiting, fever, disorientation


Warnings: Important Precautions
Before using Nurofen for Children Cold, Pain and Fever Oral Suspension, consider the following precautions:
Do not use if your child has a history of allergic reactions to ibuprofen or other NSAID medicines.
Consult a doctor if your child has certain medical conditions, such as heart problems, asthma, liver or kidney issues, or is taking specific medications.
Avoid use during chickenpox (varicella).
If your child has an infection, be cautious, as this medication may mask signs of infection.
Do not use during the last three months of pregnancy.
This product contains maltitol and should be used cautiously if your child has an intolerance to fructose.

Medically reviewed and published

  • This page was medically reviewed by Dr Sohaib Imtiaz, Clinical Lead on Aug 24, 2023, 3:30 pm

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Can Nurofen for Children Cold, Pain and Fever Oral Suspension be taken with other medications?

Yes, it's important to inform your healthcare provider about any other medications your child is taking, as certain drugs may interact with Nurofen for Children Oral Suspension. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal remedies. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before combining medications.

Can this medication be used to treat specific conditions like teething pain and cold symptoms simultaneously?

Yes, Nurofen for Children Cold, Pain and Fever Oral Suspension is formulated to provide relief for a range of discomforts, including teething pain, cold symptoms, muscular aches, and fever. Its active ingredient, Ibuprofen, targets multiple symptoms, making it a versatile option for your child's relief.

Is it safe to use Nurofen for Children Cold, Pain and Fever Oral Suspension for an extended period?

Nurofen for Children Oral Suspension is intended for short-term use to alleviate symptoms. Prolonged or excessive use should be avoided. If symptoms persist beyond the recommended duration, consult a healthcare professional for guidance.

Can Nurofen for Children Cold, Pain and Fever Oral Suspension be taken on an empty stomach?

While Nurofen for Children Oral Suspension can be taken with or after food, it may be gentler on sensitive stomachs when taken with a meal. If your child experiences stomach discomfort, consider administering the medication with food.

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