When to Use: Treatment of fever and pain.
How to Use Dose Table: Find the child's weight in the top row of the dose table. Look below the correct weight for the dose based on the product you have.
|Child's weight (pounds)||12-17||18-23||24-35||36-47||48-59||60-71||72-95||96+||lbs|
|Infant Drops 50 mg/ 1.25 mL
|Liquid 100 mg/ 5 milliliters (mL)||2.5||4||5||7.5||10||12.5||15||20||mL|
|Chewable 50 mg tablets||-||-||1||1½||2
|Junior-strength 100 mg tablets||-||-||-||-||2||2½||3||4
|Adult 200 mg tablets||-||-||-||-||1||1||1½||2||tabs|
Age Limits: Don't use under 6 months of age unless told by your child's doctor. Reason: safety not established and not approved by FDA. If under 6 years, don't give products with more than one ingredient in them (FDA recommendation 2008).
Measuring Dose: Syringes and droppers are more accurate than teaspoons. If possible, use the syringe or dropper that comes with the medicine. If not, you can get a med syringe at drug stores. If you use a teaspoon, it should be a measuring spoon. Reason: regular spoons are not reliable. Keep in mind 1 level teaspoon equals 5 mL and that ½ teaspoon equals 2.5 mL.
Infant Drops: Ibuprofen infant drops come with a syringe.
How Often: Repeat every 6-8 hours as needed.
Brand Names: Motrin, Advil, generic ibuprofen
Use in Countries Outside the U.S.: Dose tables are based on U.S. products. Concentrations may vary in countries outside the U.S. Always check the concentration is the same before using this dose table.