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my 9yr old has a headache and I only have adult ibuprophen he weighs 70lbs how much can he take? 1, 200mg tab?

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miriah02

Asked by miriah02 at 12:55 PM on Jul. 18, 2013 in Kids' Health

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  • Yes, he can have one 200 mg tablet.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 12:59 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • your childs doctor would be your best resource
    wouldnt want us overdosing and possibly killing your kid...
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 12:59 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • I'm looking on the label of liquid childrens Motrin & it says it has 100mg per 1 teaspoon. So if your child weighs 70lbs that would be 2 1/2 teaspoons which equals 250mg. So if each Ibuprofen pill is 200mg then just give my child one. ***That's my opinion not Medical Advice.

    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:01 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • **meant to say that" I'd just give my child".
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:02 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • You could always have the kid drink some water and lay down first. ONE 200mg pill MIGHT be okay. 1,200 Mg pill IS NOT OKAY.
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 1:02 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • should be fine to give him one 200 mg tablet

    NOT 1200
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 1:04 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • 1,200 Mg pill

    thats how i read it too-
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 1:04 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • Like Paulie said, for his weight, the dose would be 250 mg. One 200 mg tablet is fine. I didn't read it as 1200, so I hope that's not what you meant. http://www.parents.com/health/medicine/antibiotics/ibuprofen-dosage-chart/ 

    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 1:06 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • One tablet is probably fine, but what is the headache from? The kid might be dehydrated, in which case some water will work wonders. If his blood sugar has dropped from not eating enough, a snack will help. If he's been running around in the heat, he might do well to lie down for a little while with a cool cloth to wipe his face. If he banged his head, an ice pack will be just the thing. I'm only saying, there are a lot of reedies you can use either along with or in place of pain pills.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 1:17 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • Have him drink a full glass of water while you call your pediatrician for advice.
    He may be dehydrated.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 2:36 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

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