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Calpol and neurofen after 12 week jabs

Alicefff
Alicefff
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Hi everyone,

I am taking my little boy for his 12 week jabs tomorrow (although he is actually 14 weeks as W e were a little late with the first lot). After his 8 weeks jabs he was inconsolable for 24 hours, he had a fever, wouldn’t feed or sleep. I gave him the recommended dose of 2 lots of calpol and that was the ONLY thing that helped for a few hours. He was poorly for at least 3 days after that as well.

I am dreading tomorrow and just want advice regarding painkillers. The information on the internet is very vague and I can’t make sense of it all.

Now that he is over 3 months I know he can take neurofen, can I give it along side the calpol? If so how do I spread out the doses?

Also any other tips?

Thanks in advance!

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Lovefood1984

You’ll be pleased to know the 12 week ones are just 1 jab and not the nasty one that tends to cause the temperatures etc. and then the rotavirus oral vaccine. The first lot needed calpol, the second lot we didn’t need a thing but my daughters feeding did decrease for a couple of days but she wasn’t inconsolable or anything (the 8 week jabs were hard to tell due to us just sorting out her cows milk intolerance). The 16 week jabs are 3 again like the 8 week but we’ve jut delayed hers due to poor feeding for 4 days and an overnight stay in children’s A&E, they couldn’t find anything wrong and she started taking bottles again 😂 The nurse I saw at the surgery said I didn’t need to delay......she’s not the one that’s had an inconsolable child for a week and I’m glad I’ve decided to wait.

Hopefully someone might be able to help on mixing the two (im sure in adults you’d give one and then half way between doses the other and alternate but for babies I’m not sure, perhaps you can give a dose of calpol pre injection 30mins before then ask the nurse and buy a bottle of neurofen just in case????) as it’s always good to be prepared but I’m hoping like us you don’t find these as bad x

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Alicefff

Aw thanks for replying. I’m feeling hopeful now that these ones won’t be as bad. I think I was getting myself anxious as I have a bad cold and I’m worrying if he catches my cold on top of the vaccines then he is going to be miserable. I’m sorry to hear about your little girl ending up in hospital that most of been awful but I’m glad she is ok. Of course it was right to postpone, we have to trust our mothers instinct after all. X

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Lovefood1984

They just like to worry us don’t they and it’s so hard when they are not well, I gave my daughter my bad cold for her first one (bad mummy!) and I wouldn’t recommend it 😉 I’m sure you’ll be fine and yes, what I’ve learnt in the first 16 weeks is always trust your instinct, you definitely know them best. Hope everything goes well x

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Hydromermaid-1

As Lovefood1984 said the second ones are much easier. We were told calpol wasn’t needed. Obviously you can if you want but my LG was fine. The third ones are the same as the first and require calpol. Good luck xx

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Alicefff

Thank you. I feel much more relaxed about it now. I’ve got some neurofen and calpol I’m so I can be ready for whatever happens but hopefully he shouldn’t react as badly! X

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Hydromermaid-1

Fingers crossed he’s absolutely fine for you. We have our one year ones next month and I’m dreading it- four injections 😱 xx

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Alicefff

Four! Well good luck I hope you little one takes them well. Lots of treats afterwards I reckon! Xx

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Lovefood1984

4 😱 oh the horrors! You’ll have to let us know how they go so we can panic or not for the next 8 months 😉 x

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Hydromermaid-1

😂 I know! I couldn’t believe it when my friend told me xx

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Lovefood1984

And the nurse made it sound really good when she said the 16 week ones were the last until a year old 😂

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2Baby2019

If I remember correct you can give a dose before the jab

Neurogenic I think is 8 hours calpol is 4 so I would always leave a gap of 3-4 hours if they require both

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Cedrada

Ask a pharmacist.

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Alicefff

I’m going to ask the nurse, I just wanted to be prepared and reassured. Thanks for that!

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kt_11

I don’t think babies are supposed to have neurofen alongside calpol like adults might do with paracetamol & ibuprofen.

It should only be the vaccinations that have the meningitis one in that give a mild fever so this time might be ok anyway if that one isn’t included. The calpol is recommended as paracetamol helps reduce fever so maybe take it anyway and let the nurse advise. Good luck & hope he is ok xx

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Lianna89

I would always give my daughter nurofen, starting with first dose soon after the jab just incase and then I would just see how the next few hours went, even now it's the only thing that works quick fir her regarding temperatures etc, Calpol won't cut it in my house lol. Hope your little one is ok after today xxxxx

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