7 June 2010,
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We usually recommend that ibuprofen not be used in babies under 6 months of age.

Ibuprofen is available in the following forms:

– Infant drops (50mg/1.25ml) Note: 1.25 ml = 1 dropper
– Children’s liquid (100mg/5ml) Note: 5 ml = 1 tsp
– Chewable tablets (50mg)
– Junior strength tablets (100mg)

Ibuprofen (Motrin / Advil) Dosing Chart

May give ibuprofen dose every 6 – 8 hours:

Weight Motrin
Milligram
Dosage
Motrin
Infant drops
50mg/1.25ml
Motrin
Children’s liquid
100mg/5ml
Motrin
Chewables
50mg each
Motrin Junior
100mg each
12 – 17 lbs 50 mg 1 dropper (1.25 ml) ½ tsp (2.5 ml) N/A N/A
18 – 23 lbs 75 mg 1 ½ dropper (1.875 ml) 3/4 tsp (3.75 ml) N/A N/A
24 – 35 lbs 100 mg 2 droppers (2.5 ml) 1 tsp (5 ml) 2 tablets 1 tablet
36 – 47 lbs 150 mg 3 droppers (3.75 ml) 1 ½ tsp (7.5 ml) 3 tablets 1 ½ tablet
48 – 59 lbs 200 mg N/A 2 tsp (10 ml) 4 tablets 2 tablets
60 – 71 lbs 250 mg N/A 2 ½ tsp (12.5 ml) 5 tablets 2 ½ tablets
72 – 95 lbs 300 mg N/A 3 tsp (15 ml) 6 tablets 3 tablets
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