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Ibuprofen...

DD is 9 and needs some, but we're out of the childrens. By weight, a dose for her is 300 mg. She can swallow pills fine, so do I give her 1 or 2 adult ibuprofen, for 200mg or 400mg?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:11 PM on Jul. 6, 2011 in Kids' Health

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    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:12 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • one
    anichols1

    Answer by anichols1 at 9:16 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • 1 1/2
    MrsMWF

    Answer by MrsMWF at 9:18 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • you can break them in half.
    MrsMWF

    Answer by MrsMWF at 9:37 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • use a sharp knife, only do that if they are solid. dont do it to the capsuls
    dreamangel06

    Answer by dreamangel06 at 9:46 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • Mrs, I know that's the obvious answer but I thought they couldn't be broken in half? Plus I don't have a pill splitter.
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:24 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • How much does she weigh?

    300mg is an adult sized dose-
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 11:41 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • Op I am an nicu/picu nurse- please double check your math. 300 mg is an adult sized dose-
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 11:43 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • Nothing wrong with my math. According to the Advil bottle 1 adult dose is 400mg. According to the children's liquid bottle, by her weight, she gets 300mg.
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:45 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • Children's Ibuprofen Dosage Chart
    By BabyZone Editors
    Wondering how much Ibuprofen is safe for your child? Find out with our helpful chart.
    Children's Ibuprofen Dosage Chart
    Motrin®
    Age Drops
    50 mg/ 1.25 ml Suspension
    100 mg/ 5 ml Chewables
    50 mg TABS Adult
    200 mg tabs
    6-11 mos.
    13-17 lbs. 1 dropper ½ tsp 1 tab
    12-23 mos.
    18-23 lbs. 2 droppers 1 tsp 2 tabs
    2-3 yrs.
    24-35 lbs. 3 droppers 1 ½ tsp 3 tabs
    4-5 yrs.
    36-47 lbs. 2 tsp 4 tabs
    6-8 yrs.
    48-59 lbs. 2 ½ tsp 5 tabs
    9-10 yrs.
    60-71 lbs. 3 tsp 6 tabs
    11-12 yrs.
    72-95 lbs. 4 tsp 8 tabs 1-2 tabs
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 11:49 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

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