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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. If the medicine upsets your child's stomach, you can try giving it to your child with food. But if that doesn't help, talk with your doctor to make sure it's not a more serious problem.
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:
Current as ofApril 18, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineH. Michael O'Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC - Emergency Medicine
Current as of:
April 18, 2018
Medical Review:William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC - Emergency Medicine
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