You can give a dose every 6 hours. Not for children under 6 months old!
DOSE YOUR CHILD BASED ON WEIGHT
Make sure to only use the dropper or cup that came with the medication. DO NOT USE HOUSEHOLD TEASPOONS WHICH CAN VARY IN SIZE.
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(50 MG/1.25 ML)
(100 MG/5 ML)
TABLETS/CAPLETS 100 MG
|6-9 months||11-15 LBS||1.25 ML||2.5 ML|
|10-12 months||16-20 LBS||1.875 ML||3.75 ML|
|13-23 months||21-30 LBS||2.5 ML||5.0 ML|
|2-3 years||31-40 LBS||7.5 ML||1 1/2 TABS|
|4-5 years||41-54 LBS||10.0 ML||2 TABS||1 TAB|
|6-8 years||55-64 LBS||12.5 ML||2 1/2 TABS||1 TAB|
|9-10 years||65-89 LBS||15.0 ML||3 TABS||1 1/2 TABS|
|11 years & up||90 LBS AND UP||20.0 ML||4 TABS||2 TABS|
Dosing chart for ages 12 and up (and at least 100 lbs) use the adult dosing:
(Motrin and Advil are also known as ibuprofen – to know for sure, look for ibuprofen in the active ingredients on the label)
5 ML = 1 Teaspoon
* Please note that doses are recommended by weight and age for normal healthy children, if your child has a chronic condition, especially disease of the liver or kidneys, or bleeding of the stomach or intestines, or you are in doubt, please contact your physician.