Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin and generics)

Dosing Guide

Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin and generics)   Infant Concentrated Drops 50mg/1/25ml Children’s Suspension 100mg/5ml Children’s Chewable Tablets 50 mg Jr. Strength Tablets 100 mg Jr. Strength Caplets 100 mg

Dose

 

Dropper

Teaspoon

Tablets

Tablets

Caplets

Weight

Age

 

 

 

 

 

12-17 lbs

6-11 months

1 (1.25 ml)

½ tsp

 

 

 

18-23 lbs

12-23 months

1 ½ (1.875 ml)

¾ tsp

 

 

 

24-35 lbs

2-3 years

 

1 tsp

2 tabs

 

 

36-47 lbs

4-5 years

 

1 ½ tsp

3 tabs

 

 

48-59 lbs

6-8 years

 

2 tsp

4 tabs

2 tabs

2 caps

60-71 lbs

9-10 years

 

2 ½ tsp

5 tabs

2 ½ tabs

2 ½ caps

72-95 lbs

11 years

 

3 tsp

6 tabs

3 tabs

3 caps

*Do not give Ibuprofen to infants under 6 months of age*

Dosages may be repeated every six to eight hours, but should not be given more than 4 times in 24 hours. Use the enclosed dosing device (especially if using the drops) instead of your own dropper or a regular teaspoon. Note: Age is provided as a convenience only. Dosing for fever should be based on baseline weight.




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