Childhood Diseases

Posted by: ART | 2012-09-14


Myprodol syrup

Dear prof, my 15 month old is busing cutting her molars. She seems to be in a lot of pain, not constantly but it comes and goes, especially at night! She is also not eating to well, but does drink her milk, eat yogart, porridge, all soft foods. I have always given her Nurofen when she has a fever or is sick/ pain, works very well for her. My question: could I rather give her Myprodol syrup instead of the Nurofen while she is teething? I want to " keep"  the Nurofen for when she has a fever or is really sick, just want to give something now (especially to help her through the nights) to relieve the pain! If I can use the Myrpodol, how much should I give? She weighs 12,1kg. I give her 3,5ml Nurofen every 6 hours when she is sick or has a fever.Postan does not help, neither does Parnado or Calpol! Thank you!

Expert's Reply



Myprodol contains codeine. Codeine has several important side effects including causing constipation. It can also cause dependency. I am not in favour of giving any medicine containing codeine to children of your baby's age. Nurofen should be effective for treating your baby's pain.

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Posted by: Thomas Hackfinn | 2012-09-24

Nurofen or Inra (Ibuprofen) or Panado (Paracetemol) or other NSAIDs should be fine in treating your daughters fever and pain due to their analgesic and antipyretic functions. It is the best you can do for her pain right now.
I would not advise giving her Myprodol or other prescripton drugs, due to it containing Codeine Phosphate, which has several side effects that would not be good for your daughter.

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