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Ibuprofen and Paracetamol – Rx-only

The Department of Public Regulation of Drug Circulation at the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation demands that over-the-counter distribution of ibuprofen+paracetamol drug combinations to children be prohibited.

The Ministry of Healthcare has prepared a document requiring that the text “Prescription only” be included into the Dispensing Requirements section of prescription information for the drugs intended for treatment of children below 18 y.o. and containing the above-mentioned drug combination. The decision is based on the clinically-evidenced information on the possibility of development of childhood asthma.

Combinations of active ingredients of ibuprofen and paracetamol  are found in the following drugs: Brustan (for children of >12 y.o.), Ibuclin Junior and Ibuclin (for children of >2 y.o.), Next (for children of >12 y.o.), Nurofen Multisymptom (for children of >12 y.o.) and Hirumat (for children of >12 y.o.).

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