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Ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to relieve pain and reduce fever and inflammation. If your child is allergic to aspirin, do not give him or her ibuprofen.
Be sure to follow these medicine precautions:
Dosage: Dosages are based on the child's weight. Give the medicine every 6 hours. Do not give more than 4 doses in a 24-hour period.
Child's weight in pounds (lb)
Child's weight in kilograms (kg)
Dose in milligrams (mg)
Less than 12 lb
Less than 6 kg
Ask a doctor
96 lb and above
44 kg and above
Side effects of ibuprofen are usually mild. Stomach upset or discomfort is the most common side effect. Taking ibuprofen with food may help.
Do not give your child ibuprofen if he or she has any of the following:
Do not give your child ibuprofen if he or she is taking any of the following medicines:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofOctober 6, 2017
Current as of: October 6, 2017
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC - Emergency Medicine
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