Candles "Ibuprofen" for children


The need to use anti-nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in childhood occurs quite often. These drugs help to eliminate pain and fever, so they are always present in the home first-aid kit if there is a small child at home. One of the most popular drugs in this group is Ibuprofen. Especially for his babies produced in the form of rectal suppositories. Not everyone knows in what situations such medication is prescribed to children in the first years of life and at what dose it can be used for infants.

Release form

Candles "Ibuprofen" are characterized by an elongated shape, smooth surface and white color. They are placed in a cell pack of 5 pieces, and one pack includes 10 suppositories.


The active ingredient of candles is called the same as the drug, ibuprofen. Its dosage in one suppository is 60 mg. In order for the drug to have a certain form and easily be introduced into the rectum, solid fats were added to its composition. There are no other auxiliary components in this medicine.

Operating principle

The drug inhibits the formation of prostaglandins - substances that support the inflammatory process, participate in the conduction of pain impulses and contribute to an increase in body temperature. That is why the drug has antipyretic and analgesic effects, as well as the ability to reduce the manifestations of inflammation. The effect of candles after the introduction of the drug in the intestine lasts up to 8 hours.


The drug is prescribed:

  • To reduce high body temperature - as a symptom of SARS, chicken pox, scarlet fever, measles and other infections.
  • At elevated temperatures - as vaccination reactions.
  • With moderate or weak pain syndrome - for example, if the baby has a sore throat in case of sore throat or teeth are cut.

At what age is it allowed to take?

The drug is not prescribed to infants younger than 3 months. If the baby has already turned 3 months, the use of "Ibuprofen" is permissible, but after consulting a doctor. In this case, the medicine in the form of candles is most often prescribed for children under 2 years old, As a child from 2 years and older requires a higher single dose, which provides a suspension.


The medicine is not used in the following cases:

  • If the baby has been diagnosed with a peptic ulcer of the digestive tract, bleeding from the stomach or intestines, or inflammation of the intestines.
  • If a child has a urticaria, allergic rhinitis, or bronchial asthma in the treatment of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • If a small patient has a blood disorder - for example, hemophilia.
  • If the kidney or liver function of the child is impaired.
  • With reduced hearing.
  • With intolerance to ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Side effects

The use of suppositories very rarely provokes the appearance of:

  • Pruritus urticaria, bronchospasm and other allergic reactions.
  • Nausea feelings of discomfort in the abdomen, loose stools and other negative symptoms of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Insomnia, headache, agitation, or dizziness.
  • Heartbeat or increase blood pressure.
  • Reducing the number of blood cells.
  • Kidney impairment.

Instructions for use

The tool is used rectally - at a dosage that depends on the age and weight of the small patient:

  • Baby from 3 to 9 months with a weight of less than 8 kg, 1 candle is administered three times a day (with an interval of 6-8 hours). Per day, a child of this age is allowed to enter only 3 suppositories, which corresponds to a maximum daily dosage of 180 mg.
  • A child older than 9 months to 2 years old with a weight of 8 to 12.5 kg, the drug is administered at intervals of 6 hours. Such a baby can be injected into the rectum and 1 candle four times a day (maximum 240 mg ibuprofen per day).

If the baby has a fever after vaccination, the candle is placed once, and if necessary, another suppository is administered after 6 hours.

The duration of treatment with Ibuprofen in the candles depends on the purpose of use. If the drug is used for fever, then it should be administered a maximum of 3 days in a row. If the tool should help with pain, the duration of application is up to 5 days. It is impossible to use medicine longer. If symptoms persist, you need to consult a doctor for a different therapy.


Excessive ibuprofen doses can lead to nausea, headache, heart palpitations, abdominal pain and other symptoms. When they appear, you must immediately show the child to the doctor.

Interaction with other drugs

"Ibuprofen" affects the treatment with angio-coagulants, diuretics, other painkillers, glucocorticoids and many other medicines, so the use of suppositories for children who take any other medicines should be monitored by a pediatrician.

Terms of sale and storage

"Ibuprofen" in the form of candles is a non-prescription drug, so it is freely sold in pharmacies. The average price of a pack of 10 suppositories is 60-70 rubles. It is necessary to store such medicine at home at room temperature, in a place hidden from the sun and moisture. The shelf life of the drug - 2 years.


About the use of suppositories occurs many positive reviews. Moms praise the drug in this form for the fact that it can be easily used for infants, it is easy to inject a candle, and there are no harmful chemical additives in this medicine. In addition, the advantage of this "Ibuprofen" is a longer effect (compared with suspension), and side effects when using candles are extremely rare.


Instead of suppositories, other suppositories can be used, the action of which leads to a decrease in body temperature or reduction of pain, for example:

  • "Nurofen". Such candles are also made on the basis of ibuprofen, and 1 suppository contains 60 mg of active compound. They are prescribed for fever babies older than 3 months.
  • «Cefecone D». The effect of this medication is provided by paracetamol. Such suppositories are assigned to children older than a month.
  • "Panadol". Paracetamol is also the main component of such candles. At children's age they are prescribed from 3 months.
  • «Voltaren». This drug contains diclofenac sodium and can be administered in candles at any age. It is most often used for pain syndrome, and for suppressing fever, such suppositories are chosen in the absence of other medicines.
  • «Analgin». Such suppositories containing metamizole sodium are allowed to be used from 3 months, but before the year they are prescribed with caution.

We offer to watch a video that tells how to properly introduce a rectal candle to a child.

Doctor Komarovsky in his program tells in detail about when it is necessary to use antipyretic candles.

Information provided for reference purposes. Do not self-medicate. At the first symptoms of the disease, consult a doctor.