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A 40-year-old female asked:

My child has a fever. gave him 10ml nurofen at around 4pm. how long before i can give him a suppository (empaped)?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Anytime: Since empaped is a different type of medicine (acetaminophen) it could be given at the same time as nurofen (ibuprofen). Some who want ti stack these meds (use both) will alternate them on a 4 hour schedule. I find this is unlikely to be helpful. Fever is a natural body protective mechanism & increases circulation of natural antibodies/white cells during illness. I just use ibuprofen.

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Last updated Jan 22, 2019

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