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Afrab Ibuprofen Suspension

Manufacturer

Afrab Chem Limited, 22 Abimbola Street, Isolo Ind. Est., Isolo, Lagos.

Therapeutic Class

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Dosage Form, Composition & NAFDAC Registration Number (NRN)

Suspension (NRN: A4-7348): Ibuprofen 100 mg.

Pack size: Pet bottles of 100 mL.

Pharmacology

Afrab Ibuprofen Suspension contains Ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which possesses analgesic and antipyretic activities.

Its mode of action, like that of other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, is not completely understood, but may be related to prostaglandin synthesis inhibition by competitively inhibiting cyclooxygenase enzyme.

Indications

Afrab Ibuprofen Suspension is indicated for the relief of:

  • fever in children including post-immunization fever,
  • mild to moderate pain and inflammation,
  • minor aches and pains due to colds, flu, sore throat, earache and toothaches.

Contra-indications

  • Not to be used by individuals sensitive to Ibuprofen and
  • in patients suffering from gastric ulcer.

Precautions/Warnings

  • Do not exceed the stated dose.
  • Do not use medicine after the “Expiry Date” on the pack.
  • Pregnant women should obtain medical advice before use.

Interactions

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and non-prescription products your child may be using, especially:

  • Aspirin or other NSAIDs
  • Blood thinning drugs (anticoagulants)
  • Drugs for high blood pressure (antihypertensives)
  • Drugs used to increase urine output (diuretics)
  • Lithium or methotrexate.

Adverse Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:

  • difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Stop taking Ibuprofen and seek medical attention or call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: Chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;Black, bloody, or tarry stools;
  • Coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
  • Swelling or rapid weight gain;Nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice;
  • Fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash.

Dosage and Administration

Age (Dose)

  • Babies and children 6 months – 1 year (½ teaspoon (2.5 mL) 3 times daily).
  • Children 1 to 6 years (1 teaspoonful (5 mL) 3 times daily).
  • Children 7 to 12years (2 teaspoonfuls (10 mL) 3 times daily)

or as directed by the Physician. If symptom persists after three days consult your doctor.

Storage/Handling Recommendations

  • Keep medicine in a cool dry place and away from the reach of children.