Dosage Chart: Ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil)

In general, avoid aspirin. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) are strongly preferred to aspirin. Aspirin must be avoided in youngsters with either chicken pox or influenza.

In case of doubt: First, read the package label. If uncertainty still exists, call the office.


 Age0-6 mos4-11 mos12-23 mos2-3 yrs4-5 yrs6-8 yrs9-10 yrs11-12 yrs12+ yrs
  Weight in pounds 6-11 12-17 18-23 24-35 36-47 48-59 60-71 72-95 96+
Concentration                    
1.25 ml =
50 mg
Infant Concentrated Motrin Drops
# ml
* 1.25 1.87 2.5 3.12 - - - -
5 ml =
100 mg
Motrin Suspension
# tsp
* ½ 1 1 ½ 2 2 ½ 3 4 4
100 mg Motrin Junior chewable tabs
# of tabs
* - 1 1 ½ 2 2 ½ 3 4 4
1 cap =
100 mg
Motrin Junior Caplets
# tabs
* - - - 2 2 ½ 3 4 4
1 tab =
200 mg
Motrin (adult) tablets
# tabs
* - - - 1 1 1 ½ 2 2

* = Not to be used under 6 months without doctor or PNP order.

Notes:

  • Check dosage form and concentration carefully!
  • When choosing dose, weight is more important than age.
  • Ibuprophen doses may be repeated every six hours.
  • 1 tsp (teaspoon) = 5.0 ml

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