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Small child given penta, rota vaccination, pain. Prescribed ibugesic plus medication. Safe to give?

My son (2 and half months old) was given penta and rota vaccination today. Everything was alright after that until roughly 4 hours later he started crying and howling. When we consulted our local paed over a call she diagnosed vaccine as the cause and prescribed ibugesic plus 1 ml as a solution. We gave the prescribed dose but Is the medicine safe? Also, the dose has not given complete respite from the pain as he is still crying. Please suggest.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query,
Pain after vaccination is due to its dpt component and usually takes 24 hours to settle.
Do not worry,apply ice compresses over injection site 2 to 3 times a day,give paracetamol for pain relief in prescribed doses .

Your baby will be fine
God bless
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Ravikiran Reddy's  Response
Hello .. Generally after vaccination the child will have pain and fever accompanied with excessive cry. Ibugesic can be prescribed for pain but usually I prescribe paracetamol which is more safer. Your child may have pain with excessive cry upto 24 to 48 hrs. In case of any other abnormalities contact your pediatrician.
Thank you. Good day
Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Polash Sannigrahi's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear...
Ibugesic plus contains Ibuprofen & paracetmol, used for controlling pain & fever.
It is a safe preparation for the pediatric age group.
Few side effects are reported like nausea, vomiting, skin rash, etc...but they are mild and well tolerated.
Vaccine induced pain/fever takes a little time to settle down...till then symptomatic treatment should be continued.
So...the medicine prescribed by the pediatrician is correct...and should be continued as adviced
Wishing your son a speedy recovery.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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