Dosage: Every six to eight (6-8) hours.
When To Use: Ibuprofen should be used to control high fevers which are unresponsive to acetaminophen. It can also be used to control pain and reduce inflammation.
Side Effects: May cause upset stomach, other side effects are rare.
SHOULD NEVER BE ADMINISTERED TO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 6 MONTHS.
|Weight estimated||Maximum Dosage||Dosage Based on Children’s Suspension 100 mg/1tsp or 5ml||Dosage based on Ibuprofen tablets 200mg/tablet|
|15 lbs.||40 mg||2 mL||N/A|
|20 lbs.||60 mg||3 mL||N/A|
|25 lbs.||75 mg||3.75 mL||N/A|
|30 lbs.||90 mg||4 mL||N/A|
|35 lbs.||100 mg||5 mL (1 tsp)||N/A|
|40 lbs.||120 mg||6 mL||N/A|
|45 lbs.||125 mg||6.25 mL||N/A|
|50 lbs.||150 mg||7.5 mL (1.5 tsp)||N/A|
|55 lbs.||160 mg||8 mL||N/A|
|60 lbs.||180 mg||9 mL||N/A|
|65 lbs.||200 mg||10 mL (2 tsp)||1 tablet|
|70 lbs.||200 mg||10 mL (2 tsp)||1 tablet|
|75 lbs.||225 mg||11.25 mL||N/A|
|85 lbs.||250 mg||12.5 mL (2.5 tsp)||N/A|
|95 lbs.||300 mg||15 mL (3 tsp)||N/A|
|Children over the age of 12 years and adults may take ibuprofen tablets (200mg), two every 6-8 hours.|