Ibuprofen

 
Dosages for ibuprofen medicines for various weights and ages
Medicine Name May Give Every  12-17 lbs.
6-11 mo. 
18-23 lbs.
12-23 mo. 
24-35 lbs.
2-3 yr. 
36-47 lbs.
4-5 yr. 
48-59 lbs.
6-8 yr. 
60-85 lbs.
9-11 yr. 
Chewable Tablets 100 mg 6 hours      1 tab.  1-1/2 tab.  2 tab.  2-1/2 tab. 
Chewable Tablets 50 mg 6 hours      2 tab.  3 tab.  4 tab.  5 tab. 
DROPS 50 mg/1.25 mL* 6 hours  1 dppr.
1.25mL
1-1/2 dppr.
1.875mL
2 dppr.
2.5mL
3 dppr.
3.75mL
   
Suspension 100 mg/5 mL 6 hours  2.5mL or
1/2 tsp. 
4mL or
3/4 tsp. 
5mL or
1 tsp. 
7.5mL or
1-1/2 tsp. 
10mL or
2 tsp. 
12.5mL or
2-1/2 tsp. 
Tablets 200 mg 6 hours          1 tab.  1-1/2 tab. 
 
 
 

Chewable Tablets 100 mg    

May Give Every 6 hours             
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 1 tab.
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 1-1/2 tab.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 2 tab.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 2-1/2 tab.
 

Chewable Tablets 50 mg    

May Give Every 6 hours    
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 2 tab.
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 3 tab.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 4 tab.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 5 tab.
 

DROPS 50 mg/1.25mL*    

May Give Every 6 hours     
  • 14-17 lbs. 6-11 mo. - 1 dppr.1.25mL
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - 1-1/2 dppr. 1.875mL
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 2 dppr. 2.5mL
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 3 dppr. 3.75mL
 

Suspension 100 mg/5 ml    

May Give Every 6 hours     
  • 12-17 lbs. 6-11 mo. - 2.5mL or 1/2 tsp.
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - 4mL or 3/4 tsp.
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 5mL or 1 tsp.
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 7.5mL or 1-1/2 tsp.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 10mL or 2 tsp.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 12.5mL or 2-1/2 tsp.
 

Tablets 200 mg    

May Give Every 6 hours                     
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 1 tab.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 1-1/2 tab.
 
* CAUTION: We recommend that you use the dropper or dosage cup that comes with your medicine to avoid overdosage. Dosage recommendations on bottles may vary from the recommendation on these pages. We would like you to use our recommended dosages unless your health care provider has given you a different (usually higher!) dosage. Aspirin should not be given to your child.

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