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Ibuprofen Seven Plus Pain Relief 200mg/5ml oral suspension
Package leaflet: Information for the user
Ibuprofen Seven Plus Pain Relief 200mg/5ml oral suspension
The name of your medicine is Ibuprofen Seven Plus Pain Relief 200mg/5ml oral suspension which will be referred to as “Ibuprofen oral suspension” throughout this leaflet.
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you and your child.
This medicine is available without prescription, but you still need to give this medicine carefully to get the best results from it. Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Ibuprofen oral suspension is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you give Ibuprofen oral suspension
3. How to give Ibuprofen oral suspension
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Ibuprofen oral suspension
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1 What Ibuprofen oral suspension is and what it is used for
This medicine contains ibuprofen as the active ingredient. Each 5ml of oral suspension contains 200mg of ibuprofen. This is twice the strength of normal ibuprofen suspension and you should be careful that you use the correct dose.
Ibuprofen belongs to a group of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
This medicine is given to children aged 7-12 years as a painkiller for relief of:
This medicine should not be used for more than 3 days.
2 What you need to know before you give Ibuprofen oral suspension
This medicine is suitable for the majority of people, but certain people should not use it. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you are at all unsure or if you have an infection (please see heading “infections” below).
Do not give this medicine if your child:
Warnings and precautions
You should discuss your child’s treatment with your doctor or pharmacist before giving this medicine if your child:
Serious skin reactions have been reported in association with ibuprofen treatment. You should stop taking Ibuprofen oral suspension and seek medical attention immediately, if you develop any skin rash, lesions of the mucous membranes, blisters or other signs of allergy since this can be the first signs of a very serious skin reaction. See section 4.
Do not exceed the recommended dose or duration of treatment.
There is a risk of renal (kidney) impairment in dehydrated children.
Ibuprofen with alcohol
Drinking alcohol while taking ibuprofen may increase the risk of certain side effects.
Other medicines and Ibuprofen
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if your child is taking, has recently taken or might take any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Ibuprofen may affect or be affected by some medicines.
Some other medicines may also affect or be affected by the treatment of ibuprofen. You should therefore always seek the advice of your child’s doctor or pharmacist before you give ibuprofen with other medicines.
Important information about some of the ingredients of this medicine:
This medicine contains maltitol liquid and sodium
The following warnings are less likely to apply to children but should be considered before giving this medicine.
Ibuprofen oral suspension may hide signs of infections such as fever and pain. It is therefore possible that Ibuprofen oral suspension may delay appropriate treatment of infection, which may lead to an increased risk of complications. This has been observed in pneumonia caused by bacteria and bacterial skin infections related to chicken pox. If you take this medicine while you have an infection and your symptoms of the infection persist or worsen, consult a doctor without delay.
3 How to give Ibuprofen oral suspension
This product is twice the strength of normal ibuprofen suspension and you should be careful that you use the correct dose.
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or a pharmacist if you are not sure.
The lowest effective dose should be used for the shortest duration necessary to relieve symptoms. If you have an infection, consult a doctor without delay if symptoms (such as fever and pain) persist or worsen (see section 2).
Always shake the bottle vigorously before use.
To remove the cap, push it down and turn it anti-clockwise. There is a 5ml oral syringe (graduated in 0.25ml steps), which should be used to give the medicine.
Using the 5ml dosing syringe
The recommended dose is:
Age How much
Under seven years Do not use
Seven - nine years One 5ml dose up to three times in 24 hours
Ten - twelve years One 5ml dose and one 2.5ml dose up to three times in 24 hours
Warning: Do not exceed the stated dose.
Duration of treatment
This product is intended for short term use only. You must talk to your doctor or pharmacist if your child does not get better or feels worse after three days.
If you give more medicine than you should
If you have given more medicine than you should, or if children have taken this medicine by accident always contact a doctor or nearest hospital to get an opinion of the risk and advice on action to be taken.
The symptoms of an overdose can include nausea, stomach pain, vomiting (may be blood streaked), headache, ringing in the ears, confusion and shaky eye movement. At high doses, drowsiness, chest pain, palpitations, loss of consciousness, convulsions (mainly in children), weakness and dizziness, blood in urine, cold body feeling, and breathing problems have been reported.
If you forget to give this medicine
If you forget to give a dose, give it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for the next dose. Do not give a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
For oral use only.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4 Possible side effects
Like all medicines, ibuprofen can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The most common side effect is irritation of the stomach which can cause problems in some patients.
STOP TAKING the medicine and seek immediate medical help if your child develops:
STOP TAKING this medicine and tell your doctor if your child experiences the following side effects:
Tell your doctor if your child has any of the following side effects, they become worse or you notice any effects not listed:
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1000 people):
Very rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people):
Side effects for which the frequency cannot be estimated from available data:
Medicines such as Ibuprofen oral suspension may be associated with a small increased risk of heart attack (‘myocardial infarction’) or stroke. See section 2 ‘Other warnings’.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme (website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store). By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5 How to store Ibuprofen oral suspension
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and bottle after ‘EXP’. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Once opened, this medicine is stable at room temperature for 6 months.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
6 Contents of the pack and other information
What this medicine contains
The active substance is ibuprofen.
5ml oral suspension contains 200mg ibuprofen.
The other ingredients are:
Sodium benzoate (E211), citric acid anhydrous, sodium citrate, saccharin sodium, sodium chloride, hypromellose, xanthan gum, maltitol liquid, glycerol (E422), thaumatin (E957), strawberry flavour (natural flavouring preparations, maize maltodextrin, triethyl citrate (E-1505), propylene glycol (E-1520) and benzyl alcohol), purified water.
What this medicine looks like and contents of the pack
Ibuprofen oral suspension is a white or off-white viscous suspension.
It is available in bottles of 30ml and 100ml with a child-resistant closure.
Not all pack-sizes may be marketed.
For accurate dosing a polypropylene oral syringe for oral administration, graduated in 0.25ml steps up to 5ml, is included in the pack.
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This leaflet was last revised in 01/2021
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