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Can i give my baby calpol and nurofen together?

Can i give my baby calpol and nurofen together?

Don't give them at: The same time. U may alternate every 6 hours. Calpol has Acetaminophen while nurofen has ibuprofen. Both can be used for fever and pain. Always consult with your pediatrician. God bless u! ...Read more

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Is it safe to give my 6-month-old calpol and tixylix baby syrup?

Is it safe to give my 6-month-old calpol and tixylix baby syrup?

Medicines : calpol is s fever reducer and is safe if given in correct dose and when needed. Tixilic is a cough syrup and should not be given in < 2 yrs baby. ...Read more

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My little boy is nearly 9 months old he’s been abit groggy yesterday temp of 37 diarohea, should I still be giving him calpol or something else?

My little boy is nearly 9 months old he’s been abit groggy yesterday temp of 37 diarohea, should I still be giving him calpol or something else?

Fever/diarrhea: It appears that your baby may have a viral infection-
gastroenteritis that is a viral GI infection which causes diarrhea, fussiness, emesis and fever. As long as he has urination and no blood in stool, no recent travel, emesis, you can observe on clear liquids and Calpol.
No milk products until better. Pedialyte or pediapops are a good hydration solution, water, bananas, rice,
apple sauce. ...Read more

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I gave my 3 year old calpol for a temperature only realising it was 6 months out of date later on! Can it be harmful or is it just less effective?

I gave my 3 year old calpol for a temperature only realising it was 6 months out of date later on! Can it be harmful or is it just less effective?

No: Not harmful and likely just as effective. The expiry date often is stated as earlier than the true expiry date. All the best and I hope he/she feels better. ...Read more

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My 4 month old is screaming constantly as if he is in pain. we have given him calpol, he is still screaming.. what could it be should we be concerned?

My 4 month old is screaming constantly as if he is in pain. we have given him calpol, he is still screaming.. what could it be should we be concerned?

Probably: babies cry for various reasons,i.e if they are hungry,tired,sick,hot,wet,sometimes just for reassurance but rather get baby checked out by dr and make sure there is no reason for concern ...Read more

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Is calpol addictive?

Is calpol addictive?

"Tylenol Syrup" : Addiction to tylenol also known as acetaminophen, paracetamol, calpol, and many other names, has been described in the addiction medicine literature. With calpol one gets a high dose of sugar and Acetaminophen at once and this could have a weak potentiating effect. Fortunately the addiction is weak and can be safely stopped with a little adult thinking and planning. ...Read more

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My two year old has taken a gulp of calpol what should I do?

My two year old has taken a gulp of calpol what should I do?

Call poison control: The first thing you should do is call poison control when your child ingests something that you arent sure if is harmful.
Calpol is a pain medication, not often used in the us and to determine if the amount is harmful, call poison control asap. ...Read more

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Was my previeous dosage info ok for my 6 year old with calpol within 24 hours ?

Was my previeous dosage info ok for my 6 year old with calpol within 24 hours ?

Hard to say: Since you didn't provide any background information, I cannot say.The site is not a chat room and your questions or uploads are not linked, or available for us to review.We would need the dosage info you are referencing to make any comment. ...Read more

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Its is ok to give paracetamol to 7old month baby (brand calpol suspension)?

Its is ok to give paracetamol to 7old month baby (brand calpol suspension)?

Yes it is fine: Yes give at 10-15 mg per kilogram of weight every 4 - 6 hours if fever greater than 38.4*f or 100.4*c for fever. ...Read more

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My three years daughter fever is not coming down so i give her calpol and nurofrn together is it ok?

My three years daughter fever is not coming down so i give her calpol and nurofrn together is it ok?

NO: It is never necessary to combine fever meds, as these may be harmful to the liver, and in fact fever does not need to be treated at all. Fever is your friend - it is there to fight infection, and lowering it only prolongs illness.We recommend treating only the symptoms- if your child is in pain, treat, otherwise give plenty of fluidsa nd let the fever run its course. ...Read more

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My baby is on 0.6mls ranitidine for reflux - it says that calpol has a minor risk if taken with it- help!?

My baby is on 0.6mls ranitidine for reflux - it says that calpol has a minor risk if taken with it- help!?

Medications: Calpol (paracetamol = Acetaminophen in us) has no drug-drug interactions listed. The main precaution is not to give too much calpol since it can damage the liver. Following directions for each should be safe. ...Read more

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Never been able to swallow tablets but i think i'm getting addicted to calpol. So i need to cut back, but what can really help me long term?

Never been able to swallow tablets but i think i'm getting addicted to calpol. So i need to cut back, but what can really help me long term?

Don't know if you: are aware that Calpol is the same as Acetaminophen or tylenol (acetaminophen). It does not produce any physical dependency, so whatever your issue is, it is psychological. Amounts of tylenol (acetaminophen) over 2 grams per day are not recommended and can ultimately cause liver/kidney damage. You should see your doctor and make sure your liver is ok, and get a referral to a mental health professional for counseling. ...Read more

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My 6 yr old has been complaining of a headache mainly when she moves it I've been giving her calpol is this ok or what should I be given her?

My 6 yr old has been complaining of a headache mainly when she moves it I've been giving her calpol is this ok or what should I be given her?

Paracetomol in kids: If the headache is occurring with movement, this suggests neck muscle strain. While the medicine you are giving is effective for pain relief, it does not have anti-inflammatory effect. I would try alternative methods first before jumping to medicine for this. Try gentle massage warm compress wrapped around neck. Calpol does have its side effects, including possible trigger for asthma. ...Read more

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My son is 7 months old. He has a fever right now. We gave him calpol syrup about 45 minutes ago but the temperature is still 103 f. Please suggest?

My son is 7 months old. He has a fever right now. We gave him calpol syrup about 45 minutes ago but the temperature is still 103 f. Please suggest?

Emergency: Any fever in a child under one year of age is an emergency. Please sign off of the internet and get your child to the doctor today. ...Read more

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Can you take Lemsip on warfarin and Flecanide. Is Calpol ok?

Can you take Lemsip on warfarin and Flecanide. Is Calpol ok?

The larger issues =: flecainide & warfarin. Google "flecainide mortality rates". In the CAST trial, those for whom flecainide ↓ed arrhythmia & continued taking had 3 times the mortality rate of those randomized back to placebo. While amiodarone, dose related, ↑es pulmonary fibrosis long term, it is the only agent which does not ↑ mortality short term. Once PFO endothelialized, Xarelto or Eliquis likely better/safer. ...Read more

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For kids of age 3yrs if there s high fever which syrup will work if calpol doesn't work?

For kids of age 3yrs if there s high fever which syrup will work if calpol doesn't work?

Fever: Kids tolerate fever better than adult. Common cause is viral, stays 3-5 days. If doesn't get better with spportive care e.G fever medicine, increased fluid intake, see the doc.

Don't have to give fever medicine if 101 f or below unless h/o febrile seizure. Common medicine- Acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
Less than 90 day age- any fever 100.4 or above- immediate medical attention to rule out sepsis. ...Read more

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Can you take mefenamic acid and calpol and nurofen together?

Can you take mefenamic acid and calpol and nurofen together?

NO: Taken together will cause GI irritation. Use only one and even then, potect your stomach with Pepcid , Prilosec ( omperazole) or Nexium (esomeprazole) ...Read more

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My daughter is 28 months old. started this fever we are trying to break used calpol but her temperature has now reached 39.1. Hospital?

My daughter is 28 months old. started this fever we are trying to break used calpol  but her temperature has now reached 39.1.  Hospital?

Pyrexia in 2yr old: Between 6 months and 5 years , kids have high risk for febrile seizures .
Suggest Ponstan or Panamor 12,5 mg suppositories 8hrly , alternating with 5mls Calpol in between. Tepid sponging with Lukewarm water and keep well hydrated.
If persists after 24 hrs - see your GP. ...Read more

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She is suffering from fever On and Off for 5 days now. We have given calpol & mefthal temp goes down and returns. Urine -ve. Active when no fever. 5yr?

She is suffering from fever On and Off for 5 days now. We have given calpol & mefthal temp goes down and returns. Urine -ve. Active when no fever. 5yr?

Other symptoms? : Glad 2 see urine is negative. Does she have a red throat? Bumps on her tongue? Pink eyes? Red lips? Good urine output? Cough and cold symptoms? Contacts with mono or strep throat or influenza? Any other rash? If she wakes up with fever tomorrow, going into six days of fever, she will need another assessment. hope she is feeling better soon! ...Read more

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4 year old had cold symptoms for a week but has slept all night and morning fever of 39.85 gave a dose if calpol is now 38.88 is that ok?

4 year old had cold symptoms for a week but has slept all night and morning fever of 39.85 gave a dose if calpol is now 38.88 is that ok?

Sounds better: When a child with a cold is sleeping better, eating better, and has a temperature less than 101 f (38.88 c) for 24 hours, she is probably okay for all her usual activities. ...Read more

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9month old has had a rash all over his body for 2days. He has had a temperature today that isn't going down with calpol. Should I be worried ?

9month old has had a rash all over his body for 2days. He has had a temperature today that isn't going down with calpol. Should I be worried ?

May need eval: Rash in 9 month old with fever can be a sign of infection (viral or bacterial). Take your child to his pediatrician to evaluate him and possibly do some blood tests. ...Read more

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A child of 3 years age having fever of last 7 days , fever didn't subside after using calpol, febrol and now using cefixime to treat infection?

A child of 3 years age having fever of last 7 days , fever didn't subside after using calpol, febrol and now using cefixime to treat infection?

Must identtify cause: Antibiotics should not automatically be given to anyone just for aver. Fever lasting 7 days certainly needs a work up. Is it a viral, urinary tract infection, mononucleosis, chest infection etc.with an organism resistant to cefixime. Suggest your child sees his pediatrician & has a complete physical examination including a urine test. ...Read more

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My 3 and a half year old daughter. Has had black poo twice today she has a wee cold and cough at minute and is on calpol. Is it anything to worry?

My 3 and a half year old daughter. Has had black poo  twice  today she has a wee cold and cough at minute and is on calpol. Is it anything to worry?

Probably not: Truly black poo can be a bit worrisome and should be tested for blood. But if it is dark dark brown or dark dark green it can look black. Iron supplements and grape juice can also make the poo look black. Is she on calpol for fever? If poo continues to be black and cold is worse, have her seen. ...Read more

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Our six month old infant is teething. Baby paracetamol (calpol) provides definite relief. The insert says we can give it to him up to 4 times per day. But for how long can we do this safely? 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month?

Our six month old infant is teething. Baby paracetamol (calpol) provides definite relief. The insert says we can give it to him up to 4 times per day. But for how long can we do this safely? 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month?

Teething is normal: This is another name for acetaminophen and it is a mild analgesic only. It is OK to use this infrequently. Acetaminophen has its own drawbacks and that can be looked-up online. Try to let your child chew on a cold clean rag or something, it helps. This will come and go and they will get through this, and so will you!! ...Read more

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9 month old has a temperature that doesnt come down with calpol, he hasnt had a dirty nappy in 24 hours and is irritable he also has a viral rash?

9 month old has a temperature that doesnt come down with calpol, he hasnt had a dirty nappy in 24 hours and is irritable he also has a viral rash?

Needs to be seen: if your child has a high fever with a rash
it may not all be virus it could be a bacterial infection specially since the fever is not coming down or he is not drinking or urinating
he needs to be seen ASAP by a physician ...Read more

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