You should consult you doctor if you feel you are disproportionately unwell, deteriorating fast or in a high risk group as detailed in the following link
FULL INFORMATION HERE:
Up to 400 mg three times daily
Same as for aspirin
Not advised below 12 years.
Ibuprofen is licensed from 3 months and dosing details from box or pharmacist.
Antibiotic use in flu-like illnesses
Consult your local practice
2 X 500 mg tablets four times daily
**Please read the packet of other cold and flu remedies to check there contents and ensure you do not exceed a maximum 24 hour dose of paracetamol**
Note that the most effective ingredient in many “flu remedies” is the paracetamol and buying it on its own from a chemist (or elsewhere) is usually much cheaper than combination medications.
Below is a link to excellent information about this illness, which makes you feel so unwell. However, the following information clarifies some points within the leaflet:
Influenza and associated illnesses are caused by viruses. This means that antibiotics have no effect on the flu illness itself.
Uncommonly an individual may get a secondary infection with a bacterium that requires antibiotics. However, the majority of people require no specific treatment beyond the above for symptom-relief.
Up to 3 X 300 mg tablets four times daily
Do not mix Aspirin with other medicines such as Ibuprofen, Nurofen, Diclofenac, Voltarol – if in doubt discuss with a pharmacist.
Certain groups such as those with Asthma, Bowel Disease, Stomach Ulcers/Acid Problems or Kidney disease may be advised not to take this medication and should discuss it with a pharmacist or doctor.
Is licensed from birth and can bought over the counter for children.
The box gives clear guidance on doses dependant on the strength of preparation you buy.