Ibuprofen Dosing Chart

Ibuprofen (Motrin®) Dosing Chart

 

Ibuprofen (Motrin®) Dosing Chart
Age Weight Dosage (mg) Infant Drops
(50 mg/1.25mL)
Elixir
(100mg/5mL)
Chewable Tablet
(Children’s 50mg/Junior 100mg)
6-11 mo.* 12 – 17 lbs.
(5.5 – 7.7 kg)
50 mg 1.25 mL
12 – 23 months 18-23 lbs
(8.2-10.5 kg)
75 mg 1.875 mL
2 – 3 years 24-35 lbs
(10.9 – 15.9 kg)
100 mg —- 1 tsp
4 – 5 years 36-47 lbs
(16.4-21.4 kg)
150 mg —- 1 & 1/2 tsp 3 Children’s Chewables
6 – 8 years 48-59 lbs
(21.8-26.8kg)
200 mg —- 2 tsp
9 – 10 years 60-71 lbs
(27.3-32.3kg)
250 mg —- 2 & 1/2 tsp
11 years 72-95lbs
(32.7-43.2kg)
300 mg —- 3 tsp

* If your infant is younger than 6 months old, consult your pediatrician before administering ibuprofen.

** Dosing should be based on your child’s weight; age is used as a guideline, usually when we do not know the weight.

Dosing can be repeated every 6 – 8 hours if needed.  Do not exceed 4 doses/day.

Always use a dropper, oral syringe, or cup with clear markings.  Do not use household utensils to measure a dose because they can vary.

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