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How long does it take for motrin to lower a fever??

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Musicmom80

Asked by Musicmom80 at 8:00 PM on Mar. 14, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • Anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. I have seen it kick in right away and sometimes take longer.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 8:02 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Ok thanks.
    Musicmom80

    Comment by Musicmom80 (original poster) at 8:02 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • I've noticed about 10 to 15 minutes in my kiddos.  :)

    MrsHouston47302

    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 8:03 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • He has a fever of 102.3 I gave it to him 30 minutes ago and he's still really warm.
    Musicmom80

    Comment by Musicmom80 (original poster) at 8:05 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Can you alternate?  The hospital told me to alternate fever meds so that my little one could get a continuous dose. 

    MrsHouston47302

    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 8:08 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • You should also take off all clothes but underwear. Also a cool wet washcloth behind the neck and on the forehead will help a lot. If you are still worried sit him on the counter next to the sink and run some cool/warm water on his bare feet.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 8:15 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • I would give up to a hour and depending on what's wrong alternate between motrin and tylenol every two hours.
    sarah389

    Answer by sarah389 at 8:35 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Okay, it took me a little bit to find the old hospital paperwork from when my little one was in the hospital.  Sarah389 hit it right on the nose.  They gave her Motrin and then an hour later a dose of Tylenol. I was able to alternate those two and keep the fever under control.

    MrsHouston47302

    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 11:54 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • 15 minutes to an hour
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 8:44 AM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • like a couple of minutes...
    smiley745

    Answer by smiley745 at 8:26 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

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