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.