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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: CQQA: Ibuprofen

Pediatrics Common Questions, Quick Answers

Ibuprofen

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: December 2001
Last Revision Date: April 2002


Common Questions, Quick Answers

What is ibuprofen?

What are some brand names?

What can I use it for?

How should I use it?

How should I store this medication?

What is proper dosage?

mg= milligrams
ml=milliliters
Ibuprofen Dosage: Given every 6-8 hours

Age

Weight

Drops
50 mg/ 1.25 ml

Elixir
100 mg/ 5 ml

Chewable Tablets
85mg/tablet

Chewable Tablets
100 mg/ tablet

0-5 months

6-11 lbs.

X

X

X

X

6-11 months

12-17 lbs.

1.25 ml or 1 dropperful

X X X

12-23 months

18-23 lbs.

1 1/2 dropperful

X X X

2-3 years

24-35 lbs.

X

1 tsp

X X

4-5 years

36-47 lbs.

X

1 1/2 tsp

3 tablets

X

6-8 years

48-59 lbasl

X

2 tsp

4 tablets

2 tablets

9-10 years

60-71 lbsl

X

2 1/2 tsp

5 tablets

2 1/2 tablets

11 years

72-95 lbs.

X

3 tsp

6 tablets

3 tablets

What are possible side effects?

What are signs of a severe reaction?
Call the doctor at once if your child has one of these reactions:

When should I call the doctor?

Quick Answers

References

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