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Ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) Dosage for Infants and Children

  • Fever can be a sign of serious illness. If your child is acting ill, please contact your child’s pediatrician.
  • Find right dose on chart.
  • Do not use more than one product containing Ibuprofen at the same time.
  • If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age.
  • Do not give more than directed.
  • If needed, repeat dose every 6-8 hours. Do not use more than 4 times a day.

Weight
and Age

Children’s Ibuprofen
100mg/ 5mL Suspension Liquid

Children’s Ibuprofen Chewable Tablet
100mg/Tablet

12-17 lbs

6-11 Months

2.5 mL (½ tsp.)

Do not use

18-23 lbs

12-23 Months

3.5 mL (approx. ¾ tsp.)

Do not use

24-35 lbs

2-3 Years

5 mL (1 tsp.)

1 Tablet

36-47 lbs

4-5 Years

7.5 mL (1 ½ tsp.)

1 ½ Tablets

48-59 lbs

6-8 Years

10 mL (2 tsp.)

2 Tablets

60-71 lbs

9-10 Years

12.5 mL (2 ½ tsp.)

2 ½ Tablets

72-95 lbs

11 Years

15 mL (3 tsp.)

3 Tablets

mL = milliliter

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