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Advil Pediatric Drops Fruit is a medication used for fever and pain relief in infants and toddlers between 4 months to 3 years old. It is not intended for use in older children or adults.
Advil contains the active ingredient ibuprofen, which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by blocking the production of prostaglandins, which are chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, pain, and fever.
Use and Dosage
Advil Pediatric Drops Fruit is a liquid medication that comes in a bottle with a SURE-DOSE oral syringe for precise and easy dosing. It is specifically designed for infants and toddlers between 4 months to 3 years old to relieve fever for up to 8 hours.
To use Advil Pediatric Drops Fruit, follow these steps:
- Shake the bottle well before using.
- Use the enclosed SURE-DOSE oral syringe to measure the correct dose according to your child's weight and age.
- Administer the dose by mouth, either directly into the mouth or by adding it to a small amount of infant formula, milk, fruit juice, or other liquid.
- Do not exceed the recommended dosage or frequency of use.
- Doses may be repeated every 6-8 hours while symptoms persist, up to a maximum of 3 doses a day, or as directed by a doctor.
- After use, clean the oral syringe with a clean, damp cloth and store it in a dry place.
Take the medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store the medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.
Common Side Effects of Advil Pediatric Drops Fruit (Ibuprofen):
- Abdominal or stomach cramps, pain, or discomfort (mild to moderate)
- Trouble sleeping
Serious Side Effects of Advil Pediatric Drops Fruit (Ibuprofen):
- Bladder pain
- Bleeding gums
- Blood in urine
- Bloody, black, or tarry stools
- Blurred vision or vision changes
- Change in urine color or odor or in the amount of urine
- Chest pain or pressure
- Chest tightness
- Coughing blood
- Cuts that don't stop bleeding
- Dark urine
- Difficulty breathing
- Increased need to urinate
- Itching or hives
- Loss of appetite
- Pain extending through shoulder and arm, nausea and vomiting, sweating
- Pain when urinating
- Pale stools
- Ringing in the ears
- Shortness of breath
- Skin rash
- Skin rash. Redness, itching, discoloration, or vision changes
- Spitting up of blood
- Sudden loss of coordination
- Sudden or severe headache
- Sudden slurring of speech
- Swelling of feet or lower legs
- Swelling of the face, mouth, tongue, or throat
- Unexplained weakness, numbness, or pain in arm or leg
- Unusual nosebleeds
- Vision changes
- Vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
- Weight loss
- Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes
Forms and Strength
Advil Pediatric Drops Fruit (Ibuprofen) is available in the following forms and strength:
Advil Pediatric Drops Fruit: Suspension-Fruit Alcohol Free
- Advil Pediatric Drops Fruit should only be used for infants and toddlers between 4 months to 3 years old and according to the recommended dosage.
- Talk to a doctor before giving Advil Pediatric Drops Fruit to a child, especially if the child has a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding, kidney disease, asthma, or high blood pressure.
- Ibuprofen should not be used together with other medications that contain ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
- Ibuprofen may interact with other medications, supplements, and herbal remedies, inform your doctor about all the medications, and supplements the child is taking.
- Advil Pediatric Drops should not be used if the child has a known allergy to ibuprofen or any of the other ingredients in the medication.
- Advil Pediatric Drops may increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, especially if used for a long time or at high doses.
- Advil Pediatric Drops should be used with caution if the child has a bleeding disorder or if they have had a recent surgery or injury.
- Ibuprofen should be stored out of the reach of children, as an accidental overdose can be dangerous.
- Ibuprofen should not be used to treat a fever that lasts more than 3 days or a pain that lasts more than 5 days, unless directed by a doctor.
- The child may need closer monitoring if they are also taking certain medications, such as blood thinners or diuretics.
- Its use during pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended unless directed by a doctor.
- It may cause liver damage in rare cases, especially if used in high doses or for a long time. Symptoms of liver damage may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, tiredness, and yellowing of the skin and eyes.
- It may cause fluid retention and swelling, especially if used for a long time or at high doses.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does Advil Pediatric Drops Fruit take to work?
Advil Pediatric Drops Fruit is designed to provide up to 8 hours of relief and usually starts working within 30 minutes to an hour.
What should I do if my child has an adverse reaction to Advil Pediatric Drops Fruit?
Stop using Advil Pediatric Drops Fruit and contact a healthcare provider immediately if your child experiences any adverse reactions, such as an allergic reaction, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Can I give Advil Pediatric Drops Fruit to my older child or to an adult?
No, Advil Pediatric Drops Fruit is only intended for use in infants and toddlers between 4 months to 3 years old. There are other forms of ibuprofen that are designed for older children and adults.
Can I give my child Advil Pediatric Drops Fruit for other conditions, such as colds or allergies?
No, Advil Pediatric Drops Fruit is only intended for fever and pain relief. It should not be used for other conditions unless directed by a healthcare provider.
It's important to purchase Advil Pediatric Drops Fruit from verified Canadian pharmacy.