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Medicine / Dosages

Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)

 
Dosages for Ibuprofen medicines for various weights and ages- 6months and up
Ibuprofen (Motrin,Advil)
Not indicated under 6 months of age
May Give Every  12-17 lbs.
6-11 mo. 
18-23 lbs.
12-23 mo. 
24-35 lbs.
2-3 yr. 
36-47 lbs.
4-5 yr. 
48-59 lbs.
6-8 yr. 
60-71 lbs.
9-10 yr. 
72-95 lbs.
11yr.
>95 lbs
Concentrated
Ibuprofen Infants' Drops 50mg/1.25ml
6 hours  1.25ml 1.875ml - - --
Children's Ibuprofen Oral Suspension
100mg/5ml
6 hours  - - 5ml 7.5ml 10ml  12.5ml  15ml  
Junior Strength
100mg
6 hours  - - 1 tab 1 1/2 tabs 2 tab 2 1/2 tabs 3 tabs 4 tabs
Adult Tablets
200 mg
6 hours  - - - - 1 tab  1 tab  1 tab 2 tabs
 
 
 

Chewable Tablets 100 mg    

May Give Every 6 hours             
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 1 tab.
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 1-1/2 tab.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 2 tab.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 2-1/2 tab.
 

Chewable Tablets 50 mg    

May Give Every 6 hours    
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 2 tab.
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 3 tab.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 4 tab.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 5 tab.
 

DROPS 50 mg/1.25 ml *    

May Give Every 6 hours     
  • 14-17 lbs. 6-11 mo. - 1 dppr.1.25 ml.
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - 1-1/2 dppr. 1.875 ml.
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 2 dppr. 2.5 ml.
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 3 dppr. 3.75 ml.
 

Suspension 100 mg/5 ml    

May Give Every 6 hours     
  • 14-17 lbs. 6-11 mo. - 1/2 tsp.
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - 3/4 tsp.
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 1 tsp.
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 1-1/2 tsp.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 2 tsp.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 2-1/2 tsp.
 

Tablets 200 mg    

May Give Every 6 hours                     
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 1 tab.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 1-1/2 tab.
 
* CAUTION: We recommend that you use the dropper or dosage cup that comes with your medicine to avoid overdosage. Dosage recommendations on bottles may vary from the recommendation on these pages. We would like you to use our recommended dosages unless your health care provider has given you a different (usually higher!) dosage. Aspirin should not be given to your child.

* CAUTION: We recommend that you use the dropper or dosage cup that comes with your medicine to avoid overdosage. Dosage recommendations on bottles may vary from the recommendation on these pages. We would like you to use our recommended dosages unless your health care provider has given you a different dosage. Aspirin should not be given to your child.


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