Children’s Advil Cold
(ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine HCl)
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS (IN EACH 5 ML TEASPOON)
Ibuprofen 100 mg (NSAID)*
*nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Pseudoephedrine HCl 15 mg
Fever reducer / Pain reliever
temporarily relieves these cold, sinus and flu symptoms:
nasal and sinus congestion
minor aches and pains
Ibuprofen may cause a severe allergic reaction, especially in people allergic to aspirin. Symptoms may include:
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.
Stomach bleeding warning:
This product contains an NSAID, which may cause severe stomach bleeding. The chance is higher if your child:
has had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
takes a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
takes other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs [aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others]
takes more or for a longer time than directed
Sore throat warning:
Severe or persistent sore throat or sore throat accompanied by high fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting may be serious. Consult doctor promptly. Do not use more than 2 days or administer to children under 3 years of age unless directed by a doctor.
Do not use
in a child under 2 years of age
if the child has ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer
right before or after heart surgery
in a child who is taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson’s disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if the child’s prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before giving this product.
Ask a doctor before use if
stomach bleeding warning applies to your child
child has problems or serious side effects from taking pain relievers or fever reducers
child has a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn
child has not been drinking fluids
child has lost a lot of fluid due to vomiting or diarrhea
child has high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, kidney disease, thyroid disease, diabetes or asthma
child is taking a diuretic
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if the child is
under a doctor’s care for any serious condition
taking any other product that contains pseudoephedrine or any other nasal decongestant
taking any other drug
When using this product
take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs
the risk of heart attack or stroke may increase if you use more than directed or for longer than directed
Stop use and ask a doctor if
the child experiences any of the following signs of stomach bleeding:
has bloody or black stools
has stomach pain that does not get better
the child does not get any relief within first day (24 hours) of treatment
symptoms continue or get worse
fever or pain or nasal congestion gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
redness or swelling is present in the painful area
the child gets nervous, dizzy, or sleepless or sleepy
any new symptoms appear
Keep out of reach of children.
In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
this product does not contain directions or complete warnings for adult use
do not give more than directed
shake well before using
find right dose on chart. If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise use age.
if needed, repeat dose every 6 hours
do not use more than 4 times a day
replace original bottle cap to maintain child resistance
measure only with dosing cup provided. Dosing cup to be used with Children’s Advil Cold Suspension only. Do not use with other products. Dose lines account for product remaining in cup due to thickness of suspension.
under 2 yrs
do not use
each teaspoon contains: sodium 3 mg
store at room temperature 20-25°C (68-77°F).
read all warnings and directions before use. Keep carton.
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