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Is Ibuprofen safe to give two hours after taking cough and cold medications?

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Dr. Suma Parinam

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Posted on Wed, 5 Sep 2018 in Child Health
Question: Can ibuprofen be given to a 7 year old 2 hours after a children's cough and cold medicine?
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Answered by Dr. Suma Parinam 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

What cough and cold medicine did you give earlier?

You can give Ibuprofen safely to a 7 yr old even after giving cough and cold medicine. Just make sure that the total dose of Ibuprofen does not go over 500mg per day.

Also, some preparations of a cough and cold have Ibuprofen in it, please check its composition.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Suma Parinam 11 minutes later
Dosage recommended is 10 ml. How many mg does it equal to?
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Answered by Dr. Suma Parinam 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Read the composition to titrate the dosage

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Different brands have different dosage in 10 ml. So you can read it on the composition and titrate the dose accordingly. Eg It says 5ml has 100mg of Ibuprofen, then you can give up to 10ml for 200mg up to three times a day as a safe dose.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Suma Parinam
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