Dosage Chart, Children's Ibuprofen

Repeat dosage every 6 to 8 hours as needed or as recommended by your child's caregiver. Do not give more than 4 doses in 24 hours.

Weight: 6 to 11 lb (2.7 to 5 kg)

  • Ask your child's caregiver.

Weight: 12 to 17 lb (5.4 to 7.7 kg)

  • Infant Drops (50 mg/1.25 mL): 1.25 mL.

  • Children's Liquid* (100 mg/5 mL): Ask your child's caregiver.

  • Junior Strength Chewable Tablets (100 mg tablets): Not recommended.

  • Junior Strength Caplets (100 mg caplets): Not recommended.

Weight: 18 to 23 lb (8.1 to 10.4 kg)

  • Infant Drops (50 mg/1.25 mL): 1.875 mL.

  • Children's Liquid* (100 mg/5 mL): Ask your child's caregiver.

  • Junior Strength Chewable Tablets (100 mg tablets): Not recommended.

  • Junior Strength Caplets (100 mg caplets): Not recommended.

Weight: 24 to 35 lb (10.8 to 15.8 kg)

  • Infant Drops (50 mg per 1.25 mL syringe): Not recommended.

  • Children's Liquid* (100 mg/5 mL): 1 teaspoon (5 mL).

  • Junior Strength Chewable Tablets (100 mg tablets): 1 tablet.

  • Junior Strength Caplets (100 mg caplets): Not recommended.

Weight: 36 to 47 lb (16.3 to 21.3 kg)

  • Infant Drops (50 mg per 1.25 mL syringe): Not recommended.

  • Children's Liquid* (100 mg/5 mL): 1½ teaspoons (7.5 mL).

  • Junior Strength Chewable Tablets (100 mg tablets): 1½ tablets.

  • Junior Strength Caplets (100 mg caplets): Not recommended.

Weight: 48 to 59 lb (21.8 to 26.8 kg)

  • Infant Drops (50 mg per 1.25 mL syringe): Not recommended.

  • Children's Liquid* (100 mg/5 mL): 2 teaspoons (10 mL).

  • Junior Strength Chewable Tablets (100 mg tablets): 2 tablets.

  • Junior Strength Caplets (100 mg caplets): 2 caplets.

Weight: 60 to 71 lb (27.2 to 32.2 kg)

  • Infant Drops (50 mg per 1.25 mL syringe): Not recommended.

  • Children's Liquid* (100 mg/5 mL): 2½ teaspoons (12.5 mL).

  • Junior Strength Chewable Tablets (100 mg tablets): 2½ tablets.

  • Junior Strength Caplets (100 mg caplets): 2½ caplets.

Weight: 72 to 95 lb (32.7 to 43.1 kg)

  • Infant Drops (50 mg per 1.25 mL syringe): Not recommended.

  • Children's Liquid* (100 mg/5 mL): 3 teaspoons (15 mL).

  • Junior Strength Chewable Tablets (100 mg tablets): 3 tablets.

  • Junior Strength Caplets (100 mg caplets): 3 caplets.

Children over 95 lb (43.1 kg) may use 1 regular strength (200 mg) adult ibuprofen tablet or caplet every 4 to 6 hours.

*Use oral syringes or supplied medicine cup to measure liquid, not household teaspoons which can differ in size.

Do not use aspirin in children because of association with Reye's syndrome.