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    Can anyone tell me if i can give DD a dose of night time pain stop - I gave her a dose of nurofen at about 6/6.30pm......... Its 11.10pm here.

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    I'm pretty sure it's okay because nurofen doesn't contain paracetamol

    Hope she feels better soon x

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    She had her tonsils out yesterday and is in a bit of pain. But She refused the pain stop earlier and the nurses said to give her nurofen if she would take that. I didnt think to ask if i can give her the pain stop at bedtime.

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    Oh poor thing!
    Yeah like I said I'm pretty sure nurofen and PainStop are okay.
    You just cant give PainStop and panadol/paracetamol.

    Maybe just ring nurse on call if you want to be double sure

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    Poor k.

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    Absolutely you can. DD has them both for acute tonsillitis and also for her recent HFM. Nurofen is ibuprofen and painstop is paracetamol based with a little codiene.


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    Painstop is the baby version of panadeine - it contains paracetamol and codeine, and the night version also contains an antihistamine to help with sleep.

    Nurofen contains ibuprofen - which does not share any ingredients in common with painstop, and works in a different way. It's fine to 'piggyback' them (use them at the same time) if you're following dosage advices and ensuring that you're not giving them too frequently.

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    Absolutely it's ok. Just a tip tho, painstop tastes awful so if she definitely won't take it, panadol is better than nothing, hope she's feeling better

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    Thanks ladies.
    I managed to get her to take a bit of pain stop so she could get some sleep last night.


 

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