+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    In the sea grass
    Posts
    2,016
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Panadol vs Nurofen

    Hello There!!

    I was wondering what people prefered Panadol or Nurofen. I would not consider myself a big user of either, in fact the bottle reaches the expiry date before it gets used.

    I have used both and in the rare instance of tonsillitis I have used them together.

    I was told by one doctor to save the Nurofen for when things are really bad, but another doctor asked me why I was bothering with the Panadol.

    My poor sad boy is cutting all four of his back teeth at once and I have noticed that Nurofen is far more effective than Panadol, but I worry about using Nurofen more than I do with the Panadol.

    What do you reckon?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    20,596
    Thanks
    801
    Thanked
    615
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts

    Exclamation Allergy to Nurofen

    Hi
    I actually have an allergy to Nurofen and it took me a while to realise that it was the problem (as I'm not allergic to ANYTHING else). I started taking it because it is supposed to be quite good for reducing pain and swelling with blocked milk ducts. After taking it for a few days I had stomach cramps and a HORRIBLE red itchy rash over my legs. Now the cramps didn't last long, but the rash lasted for MONTHS and I just wish that I has realised earlier that it was the cause.

    I'm cautious about giving nurofen to my girls because of my reaction - so we're just sticking with panadol at the moment. I'll probably try it on them sometime - but I'm in no rush.

    Cheers

    xkwzit
    FORUM MODERATOR

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    8,965
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Both are good

    Hi
    We have used both - we tend to use Nurofen more as I like the syringe for dosing them, and my daughter likes the taste.

    Two things to be aware of though - some children do have an allergic reaction to Nurofen - eyes swelling, lips swelling etc, and it can come on after using it for some time (happened to a friend's son and the doctor said it was common).

    The other thing that no one told me until we were at emergency one night with a 40 degree fever in a one year old that wasn't responding to panadol, is that it is okay to "piggyback" panadol and nurofen - i.e. to give them both if your baby isn't responding to one - it isn't overdosing as it would be if you gave a double dose of one of them as they act in different ways. This was then confirmed by my GP and my sister who is a doctor, and we have found it useful for extreme fevers with things like ear infections etc. So we keep both in the fridge and use them very rarely.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    415
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2
    Reviews
    0

    Default I use both

    I too have been told to "piggy-back" Panadol and Nurofen. I have also been told by three separate health proffesionals (two doctors and one nurse) that for a high fever you can actually give a double dose of panadol initially.

    Nurofen is excellent when bub has toothache and especially a sore throat. Apparently nurofen helps coat and soothe the throat. Panadol (or Dymadon which is the brand I use) seems to be more effective on fevers.

    So I recommend keeping a bottle of both handy also.

    Tracey
    Mum to Alec (Lalla) 18 months and bub due May 3rd


 

Similar Threads

  1. Nurofen for kids
    By threechooks in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 04-09-2012, 16:56
  2. just 1 nurofen??
    By pynk in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-02-2012, 20:30
  3. Timing for panadol and nurofen
    By ICanDream in forum General Health
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 13-01-2012, 21:12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Free weekly inspiration
Sleeping and Settling Tips
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
featured supporter
Be In Blossom
We offer physiotherapy run pregnancy Pilates, pregnancy Aerobics, and Mummy Pilates & Baby Massage classes with a focus on optimising posture, body awareness, pelvic floor support, back care and maintaining fitness, aiming to assist women prepare and recover from their birth.
sales & new stuffsee all
Mater Mothers' Hospitals
Share your #ProudMaterDad moment to win! Mater Mothers' Hospitals
With Father's Day just around the corner, Mater Mothers' Hospitals invites you to share your #ProudMaterDad moments to Mater Mothers' Facebook page for a chance to win some great prizes. T&Cs apply.
gotcha