Apirofeno: What it is, what it is for and correct dosage for your child

The Apirofen It is another of those medications that do not tend to be missing in the medicine cabinet or shelf of medicines, especially when there are children at home. The reason is that it is another popular and well known brand by many fathers and mothers, as is the case with Apiretal or the Dalsy.

In the case of Apirofeno in particular, we are also faced with a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory(NSAIDs) which is especially indicated for the Symptomatic treatment of fever and pain of mild to moderate intensity. That is, it would have practically the same therapeutic purpose as the other two drugs.

It comes in the form of syrup (oral suspension), with a viscous texture, free of foreign substances and with a characteristic strawberry aroma, which is why its taste tends to please the little ones of the house.

What is Apirofeno? What does it consist of?

Apirofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, usually used by many dads and mothers for the symptomatic treatment of pain of mild to moderate intensity, as well as for the symptomatic treatment of fever.

So, Apirofen is suitable when your child has mild or moderate pain because:

  • Sore throat.
  • Flu and colds.
  • Earache.
  • Headache.
  • Blows and falls.

On the other hand, its administration is also adequate in case the child has tenths of fever and is really upset (as long as it has been indicated by the pediatrician), or when it has more than 38ÂșC of fever.

It can be administered directly or diluted in water, and it is advisable to consume it always with milk or with food, or immediately after the child has eaten; in this way we will reduce the possibility that discomfort may occur in the stomach.

Some things to keep in mind before taking Apirofen

In its composition we find azorrubin (E-122), which can cause allergic reactions, in addition to asthma, especially in patients allergic to acetylsalicylic acid. In addition, it also has maltitol (E-965), which is why it is not suitable if you suffer from some type of intolerance to certain sugars.

In addition, it is not appropriate to take Apirofen in the following cases: if you are allergic to ibuprofen or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, if you vomit blood or have black stools or diarrhea with blood, if the child has a serious liver disease or kidney, if you have bleeding disorders or blood clotting, or if you have suffered an ulcer or bleeding from the stomach or duodenum.

What is the correct dose of Apirofen

As with most children's medicines with ibuprofen, such as Dalsy or Apiretal, the correct dose of Apirofen will depend on the age of the child as well as the weight he or she has. Further, It is always advisable to follow the guidelines and doses marked by the pediatrician, not exceeding either the amount or the number of doses.

That is to say, it is always the pediatrician who will mark the most appropriate Apirofen dosage for your son. Here we tell you what this dosage consists of:

Age Weight of the child Dosage of Apirofen
Children from 3 to 6 monthsFrom 5 to 7.6 kg1.25 ml 3 times a day (150 mg ibuprofen / day)
Children from 6 to 12 monthsFrom 7.7 to 9 kg1.25 ml 3 times a day (150 mg-200 mg ibuprofen / day)
Children from 1 to 3 years oldFrom 10 to 15 kg2.5 ml 3 to 4 times a day (300 mg-400 mg ibuprofen / day)
Children from 4 to 6 years oldFrom 16 to 20 kg3.75 ml 3 to 4 times a day (450 mg-600 mg ibuprofen / day)
Children from 7 to 9 years oldFrom 21 to 29 kg5 ml 3 to 4 times a day (600 mg-800 mg ibuprofen / day)
Children from 10 to 12 years oldFrom 30 to 40 kg7.5 ml 3 to 4 times a day (900 mg-1,200 mg ibuprofen / day)

How often is it possible to give Apirofeno to the child?

The most usual and recommended by the pediatrician is administer Apirofen every 6-8 hours. However, depending on whether the child has a very high fever or is very upset, and always under the prescription of the medical specialist, it is possible to administer it every 4 hours. In these cases the dose will be lower. This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Pediatrician. We advise you to consult your trusted pediatrician. ThemesAnti-inflammatory

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