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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?

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

• one

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

• one

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

• 1 1/2

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

• you can break them in half.

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

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.

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

• How much does she weigh?

300mg is an adult sized dose-

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-

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.

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
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

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

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