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Is it safe to give 2 weeks expired ibuprofen to a 10 months old?

Hello doctor, my 10 month old has been extremely fussy n running slight fevers on and off. I ve got acetaminophen but I know it s better to rotate between ibuprofen n acetamenophin buuuuttt I don t have money for new ibuprofen and mine is just expired by only 2 months, not even, just a month and about 2 weeks but can I use that ibuprofen safely in rotation between the 2 or should I beg someone to help me out?! Please help, I can t keep watching her like this n can t keep waiting out the acetaminophen?!?Thank you greatly! Concerned mommy of 2..
Fri, 1 Aug 2014
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
Hi...I suggest you not to give it. It is not advisable please. Paracetamol can be given in the dose of 15mg/kg/dose every 4-6th hourly that too only if fever is more than 100F. I suggest not using combination medicines for fever, especially with Paracetamol.
Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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Is it safe to give 2 weeks expired ibuprofen to a 10 months old?

Hi...I suggest you not to give it. It is not advisable please. Paracetamol can be given in the dose of 15mg/kg/dose every 4-6th hourly that too only if fever is more than 100F. I suggest not using combination medicines for fever, especially with Paracetamol. Regards - Dr. Sumanth