General Medical Questions

Ibuprofen Dosage Chart

Dosages may be repeated every six to eight hours, but should not be given more than four times in twenty-four hours. (Note: Milliliter is abbreviated as ml; 5 ml equals 1 teaspoon [tsp]. Don't use household teaspoons, which can vary in size.) 



Dosing for fever should be based on baseline weight. +Weight given is representative of the age range.

We do not recommend using aspirin to treat a simple fever.

Excerpted from "Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5" Bantam 2004© 2006 American Academy of Pediatrics


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There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.