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Children’s and Infants’ Ibuprofen Dosage Chart

Download and save this chart so you know how much ibuprofen you can give your child, including Infants' Motrin® dosages, Children's Advil® dosages, and infants' ibuprofen dosages. You can also print it and keep it wherever you store your child's medicines.

Important Instructions for Ibuprofen
You may repeat the dose every 6 to 8 hours while symptoms last
Do NOT give more than 4 doses in 24 hours
Talk to your child's doctor before giving any other product containing an NSAID*
Ibuprofen If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age.
mL = millilitermg = milligram

*Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

< 6 mos
12-17 Ibs6-11 mos
18-23 Ibs12-23 mos
24-35 Ibs2-3 yrs
36-47 Ibs4-5 yrs
48-59 Ibs6-8 yrs
60-71 Ibs9-10 yrs
72-95 Ibs11 yrs
Infants' ibuprofen concentrated drops
for exampleConcentrated Motrin®Infants' Drops50 mg per 1.25 mL
Ask a healthcare professional
1.25 mL
1.875 mL
Children's
ibuprofen liquid
for exampleChildren's Advil®Suspension100 mg per 5 mL
Ask a healthcare professional
5 mL
7.5 mL
10 mL
12.5 mL
15 mL
Junior strength
ibuprofen chewables
for exampleJunior StrengthAdvil® Chewables100 mg per chewables
Ask a healthcare professional
2
chewables

chewables
3
chewables
Ibuprofen
If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age.
Important Instructions
You may repeat the dose every 6 to 8 hours while symptoms last
Do NOT give more than 4 doses in 24 hours
Talk to your child's doctor before given any other product containing an NSAID*
mL = milliliter mg = milligram *Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

Infants' ibuprofen concentrated drops for example Concentrated Motrin® Infants' Drops
50 mg per 1.25 mL


<6 mos
Ask a healthcare professional
12-17 lbs 6-11 mos
1.25 mL
18-23 lbs 12-23 mos
1.875 mL

Children's ibuprofen liquid for example Children's Advil® Suspension
100 mg per 5 mL

<23 lbs
<6-23 mos
Ask a healthcare professional
24-35 lbs 2-3 yrs
5 mL
36-47 lbs 4-5 yrs
7.5 mL
48-59 lbs 6-8 yrs
10 mL
60-71 lbs 9-10 yrs
12.5 mL
72-95 lbs 11 yrs
15 mL

Junior strength ibuprofen chewables for example Junior Strength Advil® Chewables
100 mg per chewables

<47 lbs
<6 mos - 5yrs
Ask a healthcare professional
48-59 lbs 6-8 yrs
2 chewables
60-71 lbs 9-10 yrs
2½ chewables
72-95 lbs 11 yrs
3 chewables

What you can do to dose your child’s medicine correctly

  • Always read and follow the medicine label of the specific medicine you're using

  • You can learn more about dosing by checking informative sources like the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

  • Reread the directions before every dose; don’t try to rely on memory. As children grow, their doses change over time

  • Use the dosing device that came with the medicine. Kitchen teaspoons or other tableware will not provide the right dose

  • Wait the correct amount of time between doses. Giving another dose too soon could lead to serious side effects

  • Write down all doses given—and use a medicine tracker. Share this with your child’s other caregivers so no one repeats a dose or re-doses too soon

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