Fever: IBUPROFEN Doses

FEVER: IBUPROFEN DOSES
 
 

Correct Dosing of Ibuprofen

Notes:

1.     Know the weight of your child. Medicine doses are determined by weight in children.

2.     Record the time and amount of each dose that you give. Ibuprofen may be given every 6-8 hours with a maximum of 4 doses within 24 hours.

3.     Do NOT give ibuprofen in children under 6 months of age.

4.     Do not give ibuprofen to children with an upset stomach.

Measurement Facts:

1.     ml=mL=cc

2.     5 cc= 1 tsp

Brand Names: Advil, Motrin, generic ibuprofen

 

Ibuprofen Dosage (For Fever and Pain)

Child's weight more than (pounds)

12

18

24

36

48

60

72

96

lbs

Total amount (mg)

50

75

100

150

200

250

300

400

mg

Liquid 100 mg/5 ml (tsp)

½

¾

1

2

3

4

tsp

Chewable 50 mg. tablets

NO

NO

2

3

4

5

6

8

tabs

Junior-strength 100 mg tablets

NO

NO

NO

NO

2

3

4

tabs

Adult 200 mg. tablets

NO

NO

NO

NO

1

1

2

tabs

 

Table adapted from selfcare.net.

Administer every 6-8 hours. Do not administer more than 4 doses per day. Do not use more than 3 days for fever or pain unless directed by a physician