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Nurofen survey reveals the ‘growing pains’ of children and teens


A Nurofen-funded survey has revealed the pains and emotional challenges faced by children aged 7-15, manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser (RB) has said.

The OnePoll survey – which received 2,000 responses, 1,000 of whom were from children – found that 48% of “tweens” aged 7-11 find growing up “scary at times”.

The survey, which ran between October 31 and November 5 last year, also found that more than half of those aged 12-15 feel under pressure at school due to homework, while nearly half worry about global issues such as climate change, RB said.

Almost a quarter of parents said their children find syrups too childish, while 40% said their children struggle to swallow pain relief tablets.

Nurofen senior brand manager Marcella Christophersen said: “Recognising the pain relief needs of this age group, we have recently launched two products to help overcome some of these practical challenges.”

The products are Nurofen for Children 200mg/5ml oral suspension, which is available in orange and strawberry flavours, and Nurofen Meltlets 200mg Orodispersible Tablets, available in orange and mint.

The products retail at £5.99 and £3.99 respectively.

For more information on Nurofen products, visit the brand’s website.

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