Ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil)

Ibuprofen can be safely given to infants and children over the age of 6 months for fever, pain, or discomfort.
Do not give ibuprofen for longer than 72 hours without discussing your child's condition with our office.

Ibuprofen Dosing Chart

Ibuprofen can be given every six hours as needed. 
1 tsp = 5mL
1/2 tsp = 2.5mL
Weight Milligram Dosage Advil/Motrin Infant Drops 50mg/1.25mL Children's liquid 100mg/5mL Chewable Tablets 50mg each Junior strength caps or chews 100mg each
11-16 lbs > 6 months 50mg 1.25mL 2.5mL (1/2 tsp) N/A N/a
17-21 lbs 75mg 1.875mL 3.75mL (3/4 tsp) N/A N/A
22-26 lbs 100mg 1.875mL + 0.625mL 5mL (1 tsp) 2 tablets 1 tablet
27-32 lbs 125mg 1.875mL + 01.25mL 6.25mL (1 1/4 tsp) 2 1/2 tablets  
33-37 lbs 150mg Use liquid or tablets 7.5mL (1 1/12 tsp) 3 tablets 1 1/2 tablet
38-42 lbs 175mg   8.75mL (1 3/4 tsp) 3 1/2 tablets  
43-53 lbs 200mg   10mL (2 tsp) 4 tablets 2 tablets
54-64 lbs 250mg   12.5mL (2 1/2 tsp) 5 tablets 2 1/2 tablets
65-75 lbs 300mg   15mL (3 tsp) 6 tablets 3 tablets
76-86 lbs 350mg   17.5mL (3 1/2 tsp) 7 tablets 3 1/2 tablets
87-95 lbs 400mg   20mL (4 tsp) 8 tablets 4 tablets
>95 lbs   Adult Dosage    

 
Ibuprofen can be safely given to infants and children over the age of 6 months for fever, pain, or discomfort.
Do not give ibuprofen for longer than 72 hours without discussing your child's condition with our office.

Ibuporfen Dosing Chart

Ibuprofen can be given every six hours as needed. 
1 tsp = 5mL
1/2 tsp = 2.5mL

Advil/Motrin Infant Drops 50mg/1.25mL    

  • 11-16 lbs > 6 months, 1.25 mL
  • 17-21 lbs, 1.875 mL
  • 22-26 lbs, 1.875mL + 0.625mL
  • 27-32 lbs, 1.875mL + 1.25mL
  • 33-37 lbs, Use liquid or tablets

Children's liquid 100 mg/5mL 

  • 11-16 lbs > 6 months, 2.5mL (1/2 tsp)
  • 17-21 lbs, 3.75mL (3/4 tsp)
  • 22-26 lbs, 5mL (1 tsp)
  • 27-32 lbs, 6.25mL (1 1/4 tsp)
  • 33-37 lbs, 7.5mL (1 1/2 tsp)
  • 38-42 lbs, 8.75mL (1 3/4 tsp)
  • 43-53 lbs, 10mL (2 tsp)
  • 54-64 lbs, 12.5mL (2 1/2 tsp)
  • 65-75 lbs, 15mL (3 tsp)
  • 76-86 lbs, 17.5mL (3 1/2 tsp)
  • 87-95 lbs, 20mL (4 tsp)
  • >95 lbs, Give Adult Dosage

Chewable Tablets 50mg each  

  • 22-26 lbs, 2 tablets
  • 27-32 lbs, 2 1/2 tablets
  • 33-37 lbs, 3 tablets
  • 38-42 lbs, 3 1/2 tablets
  • 43-53 lbs, 4 tablets
  • 54-64 lbs, 5 tablets
  • 65-75 lbs, 6 tablets
  • 76-86 lbs, 7 tablets
  • 87-95 lbs, 8 tablets
  • >95 lbs, Give Adult Dosage

Junior strength caps or chews 100mg each     

  • 22-26 lbs, 1 tablet
  • 33-37 lbs, 1 1/2 tablets
  • 43-53 lbs, 2 tablets
  • 54-64 lbs, 2 1/2 tablets
  • 65-75 lbs, 3 tablets
  • 76-86 lbs, 3 1/2 tablets
  • 87-95 lbs, 4 tablets
  • >95 lbs, Give Adult Dosage

Location

2007 95th Street
Lower Level, Suite A
Naperville, IL 60564
Phone: 630-848-1700
Fax: 630-848-1718

 
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