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Motrin Children's Bubblegum is an oral suspension medicine used to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, sore throat, headache, and toothache, as well as to reduce fever for children aged 2-11 years.
It contains ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) pain-reliever and fever-reducer. Ibuprofen works by reducing the production of prostaglandins, which are substances in the body that cause fever, inflammation, and pain. By inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, ibuprofen can relieve pain and reduce fever.
The child-friendly bubblegum flavor of the medicine makes it easier for children to take, and it comes with an enclosed dosing cup to facilitate accurate dosing according to the instructions provided.
Use and Dosage
The Motrin Children's bubblegum oral suspension comes with an enclosed dosing cup that can make it easy to measure the correct amount for your child's age and weight. Shake the bottle well before use and then use the dosing cup to measure the correct amount of medicine. It can be taken with or without food.
The dosage is based on the child's weight and age, and it is typically administered every 6-8 hours as needed but no more than four times in 24 hours. Be taken with food or milk if a child experiences stomach upset.
Do not give it to children under two years of age unless directed by a doctor. Additionally, avoid giving your child other medicine that contains ibuprofen or other NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) while they are taking Motrin Children's Bubblegum.
Common Side Effects of Motrin Childrens Bubblegum (Ibuprofen - non-Rx):
- Bruising or bleeding more easily than usual
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Skin rashes or itching
- Stomach pain
Serious Side Effects of Motrin Childrens Bubblegum (Ibuprofen - non-Rx):
- Allergic reactions, such as: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Stomach ulcers or bleeding
- Kidney damage or failure
- Liver damage or failure
- High blood pressure or heart failure
Forms and Strength
Motrin Childrens Bubblegum (Ibuprofen - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Motrin Childrens Bubblegum: Suspension (Bubblegum)
- Age: do not give the Suspension to children under two years of age unless directed by a healthcare provider.
- Allergies: Individuals with known allergies to ibuprofen or NSAIDs should avoid taking Motrin Children's Bubblegum.
- Medical conditions: inform a healthcare provider about any medical conditions a child may have before giving them Motrin Children's Bubblegum, especially if they have a history of stomach ulcers, bleeding disorders, asthma, or liver or kidney problems.
- Interactions: consult a healthcare provider before administering Motrin Children's Bubblegum alongside other medications and herbal and dietary supplements, as they may interact with the medicine and cause adverse effects.
- Side effects: Some children may experience side effects such as stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, or allergic reactions when taking the Suspension. If any of these occur, seek healthcare advice immediately.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Pregnant or nursing mothers should consult with a healthcare provider before giving Motrin Children's Bubblegum to a child.
- Dehydration: Taking ibuprofen can increase the risk of dehydration, which can be especially dangerous for children. Ensure that your child drinks plenty of fluids while taking the Suspension.
- Asthma: Some studies have suggested that ibuprofen could trigger or worsen asthma symptoms in some children. If a child has asthma, consult with a healthcare provider before giving Motrin Children's Bubblegum.
- Bleeding disorders: Children with bleeding disorders or taking blood thinners should not take ibuprofen or any other NSAID.
- Overdose: Ibuprofen overdose can be dangerous, especially in children. Store Motrin Children's Bubblegum out of reach of children and to seek immediate medical attention if a child accidentally ingests too much.
- Storage: The medicine should be stored in a dry place at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Ensure that the medicine is properly sealed and disposed of when no longer needed.
- Adherence: Caregivers should adhere to the recommended dosing instructions and not give the medicine more than four times in 24 hours and ensure there is a sufficient time gap between administering doses.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I give ibuprofen to my infant?
Do not give ibuprofen to infants under 6 months of age. Always consult with a healthcare provider before giving any medicine to an infant.
How often can I give ibuprofen to my child?
The recommended dose of ibuprofen can be given every 6-8 hours as needed but no more than four times in 24 hours.
Can I give ibuprofen to my child if they have a fever?
Yes, ibuprofen can be an effective fever reducer in children. However, follow the dosing instructions on the medicine label and consult with a healthcare provider if the fever persists or is accompanied by other symptoms.
It's important to purchase Motrin Childrens Bubblegum from verified Canadian pharmacy.