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Ibuprofen for fever and pain

IBUPROFEN DOSAGE (FOR FEVER AND PAIN)

 

Motrin/Advil (Ibuprofen)

Every 6 Hours –as needed

Ibuprofen is ONLY recommended for children 6 months of age and older

Weight (lbs.)

Infant Drops (50mg/1.25ml)

Children's Liquid (100mg/5ml)

Children's Chewables (50mg)

Children's Chewables (100mg)

11-16

1.25 ml

1/2 teaspoon (2.50 ml)

 

 

17-21

1.875 ml

3/4 teaspoon (3.75 ml)

 

 

22-32

2.5 ml

1 teaspoon (5ml)

2 tabs

1 tab

33-43

3.75 ml

1.5 teaspoons (7.5 ml)

3 tabs

1.5 tabs

44-54

 

2 teaspoons (10 ml)

4 tabs

2 tabs

55-65

 

2.5 teaspoons (12.5 ml)

5 tabs

2.5 tabs

66-76

 

3 teaspoons (15 ml)

6 tabs

3 tabs

77-87

 

3.5 teaspoons (17.5 ml)

7 tabs

3.5 tabs

88+

 

4 teaspoons (20 ml)

8 tabs

4 tabs

 
  • Ibuprofen Dosage: determine by finding your child's weight in the top row of the dosage table
  • Adult dose: 400 mg
  • Repeat every 6-8 hours as needed
  • Don't use under 6 months of age (Reason: safety not established and doesn't have FDA approval)