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How many advils do I give my 12 yr old?

Posted by on Mar. 30, 2014 at 11:01 PM
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Hi all, my son will be 12 tomorrow. He is 119 pounds. We were in the er this morning for very high fever/bronchitis/virus. Dr said he can now switch to adult pain meds. The Advil bottle says 1-2 pills. What should I give? I don't want to only give one and if it don't work his fever go up, but I don't want to od him. How much do you give your 12 yr old?
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Hannahluvsdogs
by Keyser Söze on Mar. 30, 2014 at 11:03 PM

I don't give my kids Advil but if it says 1-2 for an adult, I'd just give him one.

Sparklepants747
by Queen Annie on Mar. 30, 2014 at 11:03 PM
Two should be fine
ZakkarysMom
by Platinum Member on Mar. 30, 2014 at 11:04 PM
Mine are still young but i would give 1.
sunangel803
by Gold Member on Mar. 30, 2014 at 11:06 PM
I'd stick with one
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 30, 2014 at 11:06 PM
1.5
girlywifey
by Silver Member on Mar. 30, 2014 at 11:07 PM
Definitely 1
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 30, 2014 at 11:08 PM
I'm 100 lbs and I take 3. Two should be fine. He's at an adult weight now.

This is 200mg pills.
Buggy979
by on Mar. 30, 2014 at 11:10 PM
2 but I give my 13 yr old 3 if she has a really bad headache.
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Retrokitty
by Jasmyne on Mar. 30, 2014 at 11:12 PM
I'm 126 and I take 2 extra strength, 2 regular should be fine at his weight.
sheramom4
by Emerald Member on Mar. 30, 2014 at 11:13 PM

I give one, but my 12 year old is a lot smaller. I give my 15 year old who weighs about the same 2. 

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