IBUPROFEN (MOTRIN, ADVIL) Dosing Chart:

For Infants and Children over six months of age

May give Ibuprofen every 6-8 hours:
                                                      

Weight

Motrin Dosage

Motrin Infant
drops

Motrin Children's
liquid

Motrin Chewable tablets

Motrin Junior

 

(milligrams)

50mg per 1.25ml

100mg per 5ml

 50mg

100mg

12-17 lbs.

50mg

1 (1.25 ml)

1/2 tsp (2.5 ml)

 

18-23 Ibs.

75mg

1.5 (1.875 ml)

3/4 tsp (3.75 ml)

 

 

24-35 Ibs.

100mg

2 (2.5 ml)

1 tsp (5 ml)

2

36-47Ibs.

150mg

 3 (3.75 ml)

1.5 tsp (7.5 ml)

3

1 1/2

48-59 Ibs.

200mg

 

2 tsp (10 ml)

4

2

60-71 Ibs.

250mg

 

2.5 tsp (12.5 ml)

5

2 1/2

72-95 Ibs.

300mg

 

3 tsp (15 ml)

6

3

 Note: Always consult your physician before providing any medication to your child.  This table is provided for informational purposes only.

  • Do not give more frequently than every 6 hours or more than 4 doses in 24 hours.
  • Never alternate dosing of ibuprofen with acetaminophen unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Start with one medication and stay with it.
  • Never give a higher-than-recommended dose of either medication.
  • Never give aspirin to a child under 18 years old.

WHEN SHOULD I CALL A DOCTOR?

  • When an infant under the age of three (3) months has a fever, is irritable or cries persistently.
  • If a child complains of a stiff neck, headache or has a seizure.
  • If a child shows signs of having a difficult time breathing.
  • When a child develops a fever lasting more than three days.
  • When you have concerns or questions.