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Can my 9 yr old son take adult ibuprofen or tylenol if he weighs 110 pds?

He has caught the nasty stuff that knocked the rest of us down all week :-( I have spent so much on meds this week and broke literally not a dime to my name! All i have is adult meds from me and my older two kids left. So i know on bottle of Children's meds is give doses for up to like 95 pds at 11 yrs old. I don't even have a full dose and he is hurting so i was curious if anyone has ever been told about this age and weight meds?


Asked by harris4 at 11:55 PM on Feb. 11, 2011 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • My 57 lb. 6 yr old can take 200mg of ibuprofen per his neurologist (he has epilepsy and chiari i malformation and lives with daily headaches.) I just snap the caplet in half and he has no problem swallowing.

    You might want to call a pharmacist for an accurate dose. I think my 13 yr old takes 2 or 1 - 500mg tylenol. He's about 108lbs.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 12:37 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Yes,

    Answer by tootoobusy at 11:57 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • You can call Walgreens and as the Pharmacist as well and they can advise you. They might say cut it in half.

    Hope your son gets to feeling better!

    Answer by LilyPondOasis at 11:59 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Excellent thanks ladies!

    Comment by harris4 (original poster) at 12:00 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • yes , my sons dr. has told me he can take a 200mg ibup. and my son is 10 and 70 lbs

    Answer by letstalk747 at 12:01 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Yes, he'll be fine, just dose it out as per directions, sure hope he feels better soon :(

    Answer by Kathy675 at 12:16 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • my dd is 10 and 90 lbs its 400 tylenol and 200 ibup

    Answer by suhweetness at 12:35 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Yes, he should be fine. My son started taking adult Advil at 11 yrs old and he weighed 70 lbs at the time.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 4:45 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • when in doubt about ANY medication call your pharmacist !

    Answer by nanafor5 at 9:07 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • I would ask your childs doctor as to what they recommend they know your child best and know what and how much medicine they should be taking. My oldest son is also 9 years old and weighs 110 pounds and most of the time before giving him any type of medicine we can his pediatrician to get his recommendation.

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 11:03 AM on Feb. 14, 2011