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COLD AND FLU

Cold and flu are different from each other but share common symptoms. A group of viruses (Rhinoviruses) causes the common cold whereas flu is due to influenza virus. Most common period for cold and flu is the winter months.45-48

WHAT CAUSES COLD AND FLU IN CHILDREN?
Common cold and flu are usually caused by viruses. Symptoms for cold include runny nose, mild fever, head/ear ache, coughing and high fever.

Symptoms for flu include sudden fevers, sweating and shivering, loss of appetite, nausea vomiting and symptoms of cold.45

WHY BRUFEN FOR COLD AND FLU IN CHILDREN?
Brufen’s easy to take syrup is both effective in relieving fever and is well tolerated.9 It has shown to have greater efficacy on reducing fever in children at 2, 4, and 6 hours post treatment compared to paracetamol.44
In addition to medication, keep your child hydrated and sufficiently rested. A moist atmosphere will give relief to your child having a blocked nose. Use a vaporizer to humidify the air.49

WHEN DO YOU NEED TO GO TO THE DOCTOR?
Consult your doctor immediately if your 0-3 months baby has fever with temperature 38°C or more and if your child is between 3-6 months with body temperature of 39°C and above.43

See a doctor if the symptoms last more than 3 weeks, your child is coughing bloody phlegm, has difficulty in breathing, persistent sore throat or earache.49

WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED DOSE OF BRUFEN®?11
Let us understand the recommended dose of Brufen® as per your child's age and weight. The daily dosage for Brufen® is 20mg/kg of bodyweight in divided doses. This can be achieved as follows:

AGE DOSE TIMES
1-2 years one 2.5 ml or 50 mg 3-4 times daily
3-7 years one 5 ml or 100 mg 3-4 times daily
8-12 years two 5 ml or 200 mg 3-4 times daily

Kindly consult your healthcare professional prior to taking Brufen®.

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