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Pediatric - Ibuprofen Dosage Table

Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) dosage table

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Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) Dosage Table
Child's weight more than (pounds)1218243648607296lbs
Total amount (mg)5075100150200250300400mg
Infant Drops 50 mg/1.25 ml1.251.8752.53.755------ml
Liquid 100 mg/5 ml (tsp)½¾1234tsp
Chewable 50 mg. tablets----234568tabs
Junior-strength 100 mg tablets--------234tabs
Adult 200 mg. tablets--------112tabs

Indications: Treatment of fever and pain.

Table Notes:

  • AGE LIMIT: Don't use under 6 months of age (Reason: safety not established and doesn't have FDA approval). Avoid multi-ingredient products in children under 6 years of age (FDA recommendations 1/2008).
  • DOSAGE: Determine by finding child's weight in the top row of the dosage table.
  • BRAND NAMES: Motrin, Advil, generic ibuprofen
  • ADULT DOSAGE: 400 mg
  • FREQUENCY: Repeat every 6-8 hours as needed
  • IBUPROFEN DROPS: Ibuprofen infant drops come with a measuring syringe

Author and Senior Reviewer: Barton D. Schmitt, M.D.

Content Set: Pediatric HouseCalls Online

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