Ibuprofen (fever, pain and swelling)

Ibuprofen (fever, pain and swelling)

Ibuprofen is used to treat fever, pain and swelling. Brand names include Motrin and Advil. A wide range of Ibuprofen generics are also available. Aspirin should not be given to children (under 21 years of age) due to its association with Reye Syndrome. (Reye's Syndrome is a severe encephalitis like illness linked to the use of aspirin and other salicylate medications.) Ibuprofen dosages should not be alternated with acetaminophen (Tylenol) unless advised by a health care provider. 

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Ibuprofen should not be given to children under the age of 6 months without consulting a physician.

(safety is not established and does not have FDA approval)

Ibuprofen should not be given to children with Chicken Pox, as it may increase the potential for Group A Strep.

As with all medications, please carefully read the package insert for more specific information regarding active ingredients, usage instructions, potential side effects and interactions with other medications. If you have any concerns regarding usage, please contact our Nurse Line at (303) 699-6200, option #2.

PLEASE NOTE THAT INFANT DROPS ARE MORE CONCENTRATED THAN OTHER LIQUID FORMS AND SHOULD ONLY BE DISPENSED WITH THE DROPPER AND DOSAGES PROVIDED.

When using dosage table below, ALWAYS CHECK THE STRENGTH -- number of mg -- to make sure it corresponds to the correct row:

* CAUTION: We recommend that you use the dropper or dosage cup that comes with your medicine to avoid overdosage. Dosage recommendations on bottles may vary from the recommendation on these pages. We would like you to use our recommended dosages unless your health care provider has given you a different dosage. Aspirin should not be given to your child.

Disclaimer:  If you are not a patient of Advanced Pediatric Associates, we recommend that you consult with your own physician regarding health concerns. This information is provided as a guide to our patients, but in no way replaces the advice given by our staff. Occasionally, advice given by our providers or nurse line may vary slightly from that offered by Pediatric Web and its contributors. If you are unsure of any issue regarding your child's health, please call our Patient Care Line at (303) 699-6200. 

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