Ibuprofen suppositories provide relief from mild to moderate pain and fever. Also used to soothe away pain from teething, toothache, earache, headache, cold and flu symptoms, sore throat, strains and sprains. Suitable for children aged 3 to 9 years.
The active substance is ibuprofen, one suppository contains 150 mg of ibuprofen. The other ingredient is hard fat.
Always use Tefin exactly in accordance with the instructions in this leaflet. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- -If Tefin is required for three days or if symptoms worsen, you should consult a doctor
- Tefin should always be used in accordance with the doses specified in this leaflet.
- If you are unsure of your child’s illness or if it is accompanied by a rash, breathing difficulties, diarrhoea or excessive tiredness, speak to your doctor straight away.
- Tefin must not be taken by mouth.
If your child needs to empty his/her bowels, make sure it is done before you insert a suppository. Remove the suppository from the foil. The suppositories should be put deep into the rectum (back passage). They may be warmed up in the hands or dipped for a short time into warm water to improve their sliding properties. Wash your hands before and after using Tefin.
Unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor, the usual doses are:
- Age Body weight Single dose Maximum number of suppositories in 24 hours (maximum dose of ibuprofenin 24 hours)
- 3 to 6 years 15 to 20 kg 1 suppository (150 mg) 3 suppositories (450 mg daily)
- 6 to 9 years 20 to 29 kg 1 suppository (150 mg) 4 suppositories (600 mg daily)
If your child has used a single dose, you should wait for at least 6 hours before using the medicinal product again.
Do not exceed the stated dose. The lowest effective dose should be used for the shortest duration necessary to relieve symptoms. If you have an infection, consult a doctor without delay if symptoms (such as fever and pain) persist or worsen (see section 2).
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you feel the effect of Tefin is too strong or too weak.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25 °C.
Do not use Tefin after the expiry date which is stated on the blister and the carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.
Do not use Tefin if you notice any change in colour, shape or texture of the suppository (it should be a white, odourless, torpedo-shaped suppository).
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.