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Pain Relief

After their operation your child may be sore for several days. If your child’s behaviour is out of character e.g. cries a lot, is very clingy, unusually quiet or refuses to eat, this may be due to pain. 

If you think your child is in pain please give painkillers as directed. You won’t overdose them, nor will they become addicted to medicines. It is best to give the painkillers regularly for the first 2-3 day after their operation and then as needed. 

PARACETAMOL (Calpol, Disprol, Medised)

This can be given to your child regularly 4 times a day for the first 2 days after going home there after as needed up to 4 times a day. 

Give amount as directed on the bottle. 

Paracetamol can be given 4 times in any 24 hours, allowing 4-6 hours in between each dose.

IBUPROFEN (Junior Nurofen/Calprofen)

Give this to your child as required up to 3 times a day. It is safe to give both Ibuprofen and Paracetamol together or alternate the Ibuprofen with the regular doses of Paracetamol.

If your child is asthmatic it may be still safe to give them Ibuprofen as they may have had it in hospital without adverse side effects. If you are worried about this please talk to the nursing staff or doctors before you leave. If your child’s asthma gets worse at home stop using Ibuprofen but continue with the Paracetamol.

Follow instructions on the bottle for drug dosage.

Ibuprofen can be given 3 times in any 24 hours, allowing 6-8 hours in between each dose.