Ibuprofen Dosage for Fever and Pain

Child’s Weight (lbs)12-1718-2324-3536-4748-5960-7172-9596+
Infant Drops 50mg/1.25mL1.251.8752.53.755mL
Liquid 100mg/5mL2.5457.51012.51520mL
Chewable 50mg tablets234568tabs
Junior strength 100mg tablets22 1/234tabs
Adult 200mg tablets111 1/22tabs

Table Notes:

  • Age limit: Don’t use under 6 months of age unless directed by your child’s pediatrician, because safety has not been established and doesn’t have FDA approval. Avoid multi-ingredient products in children under 6 years of age.
  • Dosage: Determine by finding child’s weight in the top row of the dosage table.
  • Measuring the dosage (should be in metric units): Dosing syringes are more accurate than household utensils. Use the syringe or device that comes with the medication. If not available with the medication, medicine syringes are available at pharmacies. Household spoons are not reliable. Note: 1 level teaspoon equals 5 mL and that ½ teaspoon equals 2.5 mL.
  • Ibuprofen drops: Ibuprofen infant drops come with a measuring syringe
  • Adult dosage: 400 mg
  • Frequency: Repeat every 6-8 hours as needed.

Disclaimer: this health information is for educational purposes only. You, the reader, assume full responsibility for how you choose to use it. Please call the office if you have further questions regarding the above information or concerns for your child.

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