Ibugesic plus syrup is one of the best syrup used in children for treatment of fever and any kind of pain. So there are benefits as well as some side effects of the ibugesic syrup. So let’s understand information about the ibugesic syrup.
What are the contents of ibugesic plus syrup ?
Ibugesic plus syrup contains 100 mg ibuprofen and 162.5 mg paracetamol in each 5 ml of syrup. Ibugesic plus is available in 60 ml as well as 100 ml bottles. It came in orange flavour and strawberry flavour so it is one of the most palatable syrup for children. It is manufactured by Cipla pharma company.
What is the action of ibugesic plus syrup ?
Ibuprofen in ibugesic plus syrup acts as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent which helps in reduction of pain. It is known as non steroidal antiinflammatory drug. It reduces prostaglandin synthesis which causes pain and inflammation in the body.
Paracetamol acts as an antipyretic and mild analgesic agent which helps in reducing the fever of the patient. Both those medicines in ibugesic syrup helps in reducing pain and fever.
How to take ibugesic plus syrup?
Ibugesic plus syrup is to be taken after a meal. It is provided with measuring cap so that you can give proper dose to your baby. If a patient suffers from gastric upset then it is better to take syrup with milk or water.It can be taken three times a day but always on the advice of the doctor.
What is the dose of ibugesic plus syrup?
The dose of the ibugesic plus syrup is according to the weight of the baby. So it is always advisable to take syrup in the proper dose as prescribed by the doctor.
The dose of the paracetamol used for fever is 15mg/kg. So the dose of the ibugesic plus is almost weight of the baby divided by 2. So for 10 kg baby, dose of the syup used is 5 ml. It is always recommanded to take dose of the syrup on the advise of your pediatrician doctor.
|Weight of the baby||Dose of ibugesic plus syrup|
|5 kg||2.5 ml|
|8 kg||4 ml|
|10 kg||5 ml|
|12 kg||6 ml|
|14 kg||7 ml|
What are side effects of ibugesic plus syrup ?
Side effects of the ibugesic plus syrup are not presented in each patient and it is very rare to see side effects but we should not ignore those side effects.
The most common side effect of the ibugesic plus syrup is thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, so it should not be taken in patients with disease where there is decrease in the platelet count. Thrombocytopenia means platelet count below 100000 levels.
Thrombocytopenia is more common in viral illness like dengue fever. So it is better not to use ibugesic syrup in dengue fever.
If you are suffering from difficulty in breathing, skin rash, increased heart rate or any sign of hypersensitivity then you must stop taking syrup instantly. If you are allergic to aspirin, ibuprofen, diclofenac then it is better to avoid ibugesic plus syrup.
It is not advised to take ibugesic plus in patients with liver disease, gastric ulcer or heart disease and any kind of bleeding disorder, colitis and crohn’s disease.
It is better to avoid much more use of ibugesic plus as persistent use over a long time may lead to renal failure in some patients so it is always better to consume drug only when required and always take it on advice of the doctor. Avoid drinking alcohol along with ibugesic plus as it increases side effects over the liver.
Always try to consult your doctor immediately if you suffer from any of those side effects.
What are uses of ibugesic plus syrup?
Main use of the ibugesic plus syrup is to relieve the pain of the disease. It can be used in headache, migraine, backache, toothache, muscular pain, menstrual pain or if you have suffered from any kind of injury. Paracetamol components of the syrup help in reducing the fever of the patient.
Fever in children is common in viral infection like upper respiratory tract infection, Diarrhea, Dengue fever, typhoid. At such time ibugesic plus syrup is helpful but always use it after consultation with your pediatrician.
Pain related with injury, post operative pain are the major indications for the use of ibugesic plaus syrup.
It can be safely used in children as well but after proper examination of the patient by a doctor. There are a lot of literature mentioning that it is contraindicated in below 12 years of age but it can be given as when required in below 12 year children as well.
Where to store ibugesic plus syrup?
Ibugesic syrup is to be stored at a cool place away from the sunlight but it should not be kept in the refrigerator. It can be stored at room temperature.
Ibugesic plus tablet
Ibugesic plus tablets can be used in adult patients for any kind of pain as well as for fever. Ibugesic plus tablets contain 400 mg ibuprofen and 325 mg paracetamol in each tablet. It is marketed in blister packs of 15 or 20 tablets. The side effects of the ibugesic plus tablet are the same as mentioned above.
Ibugesic plus tablet can be taken only after meals as it may cause gastritis in most of the patient. It can be taken three times a day. Always try to consult your physician before taking such medicine.
Ibugesic plus tablet can be used in pregnancy only after advise of the doctor.
Frequently asked questions
Does ibugesic plus syrup help in germ infection (abscess) ?
Ibugesic plus help in relieving pain and fever. It does not control germ infection in the body.
Can ibugesic plus be taken with honey ?
In childrens it is a very palatable syrup. Still if your baby is not taking syrup then you can give it with honey as well.
How many days do we use ibugesic syrup after opening?
The bottle of the syrup has an expiry date so you can use that bottle upto that expiry date.
Can we drink water after ibugesic plus syrup ?
Yes we can take ibugesic plus syrup with water as well.
Is ibugesic plus a habitual drug ?
It is not a habitual drug.
Which is better paracetamol or ibugesic plus ?
If your baby suffering only from fever then paracetamol is best. If he/she suffering from bodyache with fever then you can give ibugesic plus.
Does ibugesic plus given in cough and cold ?
No. It is not used for cough and cold. Ibugesic is used for fever and pain only.
Can i give ibugesic plus to less than 1 year baby ?
You can give ibugesic plus to your baby but only after advise of your pediatrician.
Ref – Medplussmart