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Care Ibuprofen for Children Oral Suspension

PIP Code: 358-6161


Effective relief of pain & fever

A zesty orange taste, this sugar-free solution has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties.

It will bring down high temperatures, including those caused by vaccinations. It will help to relieve a child suffering from mild to moderate pain such as headache, sore throats, teething pains and toothache as well as cold and flu symptoms and minor aches and sprains. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid taking this product.

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Ibuprofen 100mg/5ml
Suitable for 6 months - 12 years
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100ml Liquid

More about this product

  • Directions for use
  • Prescribing Information
  • Self Care Advice
  • FAQs

Directions for use

To be taken with or after food.

For oral administration and short term use only.

Children 8 to 12 years: 10ml three to four times daily.

Children 3 to 7 years: 5ml three to four times daily.

Children 1 to 2 years: 2.5ml three to four times daily.

Infants 6 to 12 months: 2.5ml three times daily.

If this medicinal product is required for more than 3 days, or if symptoms worsen a doctor should be consulted.

Not to be given to children under six months of age except on the advice of a doctor.

For post immunisation fever: 2.5ml followed by one further 2.5ml 6 hours later, if necessary. No more than 2 doses in 24 hours. If fever is not reduced, consult your doctor.

Undesirable effects may be minimised by using the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration necessary to control symptoms

Prescribing Information

Product Authorisation Holder:Thornton & Ross Limited, Linthwaite Laboratories, Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK
Legal classification:GSL
Product name:Care Ibuprofen for Children Oral Suspension
Indications:For reduction of fever (including post immunisation fever) and relief of mild to moderate pain such as headache, sore throat, teething pain and toothache, cold and flu symptoms, minor aches and sprains.
Information about this product, including adverse reactions, precautions, contra-indications, and method of use can be found at:


Self Care Advice

Taking care of a feverish child:

  • Encourage them to drink plenty of fluids – offer regular breastfeeds if breastfeeding
  • Only offer them food if they seem to want it
  • Look out for signs of dehydration – these can include a dry mouth, no tears, sunken eyes and, in babies, fewer wet nappies
  • Check on the child from time to time during the night
  • Keep them away from childcare, nursery or school – let the carer, nursery or school know the child is unwell
  • Avoid bundling them up in too many clothes or bedclothes


What is considered to be a high temperature?

In children under 5, a fever is considered to be a temperature of 38C (100.4F) or above.

What causes a fever?

Fever is very common in young children.

More than 60% of parents with children aged between 6 months and 5 years say their child has had one. It's usually caused by a minor viral infection, such as a cough or cold, and can normally be treated at home.

How long does it take to recover from a fever?

A high temperature can be quite worrying for parents and carers, but most children recover with no problems after a few days.

  • Consumer benefits
    Consumer Benefits

Consumer Benefits

  • Can be used to bring down a high temperature
  • Can relieve the symptoms of vaccinations
  • Relief from mild to moderate pain in children
  • Relief from headaches, sore throats, teething pains and toothache, along with cold and flu, mild aches and sprains

Did you know?

For a high temperature, paracetamol can be given to babies from 2 months old. Ibuprofen is suitable for babies aged 3 months or over who weigh more than 5kg (11lbs). Never give aspirin to children under the age of 16. Do not give ibuprofen to a child who has chickenpox unless advised to do so by a doctor, as it may cause serious skin infections.

Our Achievements

ViraSoothe Chickenpox Relief Cooling Gel – Highly Commended at the 2019 MPV awards
Co-Lactase Infant Drops – Highly Commended at the 2019 MPV awards
Pharmacy assistants highlighted the Care range as “Great value”, “Wide range” and “Reliable”
Over 80% of pharmacy staff now recommend Care products at least once a day
Over half of pharmacy staff do not believe there is a credible competitor range to Care
Pharmacists describe the Care range as “Great value”, “Wide range” and “Quality”
Almost all pharmacy staff recognise Care as being more useful in the current self care climate
9 out of 10 pharmacy staff believe Care provides remedies for the majority of common ailments
By 2004 the Care brand was selling 30,000 products a day through UK pharmacy
Genuine innovation with Care Co-Lactase
Revolutionising the treatment of chickenpox with Virasoothe
Driving great value for customer at great margins for pharmacies
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