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Quick reference medical handouts used by Pediatric offices


Dose of Ibuprofen in Children


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Dose of Ibuprofen in Children
 

PAIN)


IBUPROFEN DOSAGE (FOR FEVER AND PAIN)
 
Child's weight  12 18 24 36 48 60 72

96

lbs

Total amount (mg) 50
 
75
 
100
 
150
 
200
 
250
 
300
 

400
 

mg
 

Drops 50 mg/dropper

1
 


 

2
 

3
 

4
 

--
 

--
 

--
 

dropper
 

Liquid 100 mg/5 ml (tsp) ½
 
¾
 
1
 

 
2
 

 
3
 

4
 

tsp
 

Chewable 50 mg. tablets

--
 

--
 

2
 

3
 

4
 

5
 

6
 

8
 

tabs
 

Junior-strength 100 mg tablets

--
 

--
 

--
 

--
 

2
 

2 ½
 

3
 

4
 

tabs
 

Adult 200 mg. tablets --
 
--
 
--
 
--
 
1
 
1
 

 

2
 

tabs
 

repeated every 6-8 hours as needed

 

 

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