Combiflam Suspension is a combination of two medicines, ibuprofen and paracetamol. Both of these belong to a class of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). Combiflam Suspension helps lower body temperature (fever) and reduce pain and inflammation (redness and swelling) both in infants and children.
To make the most of this medicine, adhere to the prescribed dose, time, and way while giving this medicine to your child. Donate it to your child orally, preferably after meals as this will prevent the chance of developing an upset stomach. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking Combiflam Suspension, give the same dose again. In case it is already time for the next dose, skip repeating it. Never give more than the recommended dose for fast relief as that may cause unwanted effects in your child.
Your child may exhibit side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, heartburn, and diarrhea after taking this medicine. These side effects are temporary and should subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. In case they persist or become bothersome for your child, do consult your child’s doctor on a priority basis.
Earlier giving Combiflam Suspension to your child, do inform your child’s doctor if your child is allergic to any medicine or products, or has any history of heart problems, birth defects, liver disease, kidney disease, lung disease, or bleeding disorder. This information is critical for dose alteration and helps in planning your child's overall treatment.
Combiflam Suspension does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-
Warning & Precautions:
Combiflam Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Combiflam Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Employ of Combiflam Suspension is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Long term use of this medicine can affect the kidney function.
Combiflam Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Combiflam Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor. However, the use of Combiflam Suspension is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
Q. When will my child feel better?
You may be required to give Combiflam Suspension to your child for a few days to weeks, depending upon the severity of the infection. Continue to give this medicine to your child in the dose and frequency advised by the doctor. You will soon notice that the pain or fever will reduce and your child will start feeling better. Do consult the doctor if your child continues to feel unwell even after completion of the full prescribed course of the medicine.
Q. My child’s fever is persistent even after taking Combiflam Suspension. What should I do?
If the fever doesn't come down after the initial few doses, the cause might be an infection (virus or bacteria). It is advised to consult your child’s doctor for specific treatment.
Q. Can I increase or decrease the dose of Combiflam Suspension for my child by myself according to the severity of illness?
No, it is not recommended to alter the dose of the medicine without consulting a doctor. While an unrequired increase in the dose may lead to toxicity, a sudden decrease may bring back the symptoms. So, instead of making alterations by yourself, speak to your child’s doctor if you feel a change in dose may be needed.
Q. How should Combiflam Suspension be stored?
Combiflam Suspension should be stored at room temperature, in a dry place, away from direct heat and light. Also, keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children to avoid any accidental intake.
Q. Can all children be given the same dose of Combiflam Suspension?
No. Combiflam Suspension cannot be given to everyone in the same dose. Even your child will not need the same dose once they grow up. The doctor decides the appropriate dose of Combiflam Suspension based on the child’s age and body weight. Since the dose changes so unpredictably, you must never give any dose of this medicine to anyone without consulting a doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the most benefit.
Q. Can I give Combiflam Suspension on a routine basis when my child is taking a vaccine?
Combiflam Suspension usually do not interfere with the ingredients in vaccines or cause a bad reaction in a child who has just been vaccinated. However, it is best if you let your child recover from the ongoing illness and finish the course of the medicine As soon as a child is feeling better the vaccine can and should be given.
Q. Are there any serious side effects of Combiflam Suspension for my child?
Although Combiflam Suspension is well-tolerated by children, if you notice your child experiencing any intolerable episodes like persistent vomiting, body swelling, paleness, weakness, decreased urine frequency, or serious allergic reaction, rush to your doctor on an immediate basis.
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