Paulo Bandeira Pinho, MD, FAAP

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Weight

Age

Infant drops (80mg/0.8mL)

Liquid suspension (160mg/tspn)

Chewables (80mg/tab)

Jr. Strength Tabs/Caps (160mg/tab)

   6-8 lbs

0-2 mos

1/2 dropperful

 

 

 

   9-10 lbs

0-2 mos

3/4 dropperful

 

 

 

   11-12 lbs

2-3 mos

1 dropperful

1/2 teaspoon

 

 

   13-15 lbs

4-5 mos

1 1/4 droppersful

1/2 teaspoon

 

 

   16-18 lbs

6-8 mos

1 1/2 droppersful

3/4 teaspoon

 

 

   19-20 lbs

9-10 mos

1 3/4 droppersful

3/4 teaspoon

 

 

   21-25 lbs

11-20 mos

2 droppersful

1 teaspoon

2 tabs

1 tab/cap

   26-30 lbs

21-30 mos

 

1 1/4 teaspoons

2 1/2 tabs

1 tab/cap

   31-35 lbs

3 yrs

 

1 1/2 teaspoons

3 tabs

1 1/2 tabs/caps

   36-41 lbs

4-5 yrs

 

1 3/4 teaspoons

3 1/2 tabs

1 1/2 tabs/caps

   42-47 lbs

6 yrs

 

2 teaspoons

4 tabs

2 tabs/caps

   48-53 lbs

7 yrs

 

 

4 1/2 tabs

2 tabs/caps

   54-59 lbs

8 yrs

 

 

5 tabs

2 1/2 tabs/caps

   60-65 lbs

9 yrs

 

 

5 1/2 tabs

2 1/2 tabs/caps

Weight

Age

Infant drops (50mg/1.25mL)

Liquid suspension (100mg/tspn)

Chewables (50mg/tab)

Chewable tab/cap (100mg/tab)

   6-8 lbs*

0-2 mos*

 

 

 

 

   9-10 lbs*

0-2 mos*

IBUPROFEN SHOULD NOT BE USED IN CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 6 MONTHS

 

 

 

   11-12 lbs*

2-3 mos*

 

 

 

 

   13-15 lbs

4-5 mos

 

 

 

 

   16-18 lbs

6-8 mos

1.875 mls

3/4 teaspoon

 

 

   19-20 lbs

9-10 mos

1.875 mls

3/4 teaspoon

 

 

   21-25 lbs

11-20 mos

2.5mls

1 teaspoon

2 tabs

1 tab/cap

   26-30 lbs

21-30 mos

 

1 1/4 teaspoons

2 1/2 tabs

1 tab/cap

   31-35 lbs

3 yrs

 

1 1/2 teaspoons

3 tabs

1 1/2 tabs/caps

   36-41 lbs

4-5 yrs

 

1 3/4 teaspoons

3 1/2 tabs

1 1/2 tabs/caps

   42-47 lbs

6 yrs

 

2 teaspoons

4 tabs

2 tabs/caps

   48-53 lbs

7 yrs

 

2 1/4 teaspoons

4 1/2 tabs

2 tabs/caps

   54-59 lbs

8 yrs

 

2 1/2 teaspoons

5 tabs

2 1/2 tabs/caps

   60-65 lbs

9 yrs

 

2 3/4 teaspoons

5 1/2 tabs

2 1/2 tabs/caps

Child's weight (lbs)

22

33

44

55

110

Total dose (mg)

10

15

20

25

50

Liquid amount (tsp)

3/4

1

1 1/2

2

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Chewables 12.5mg (#)

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1

1 1/2

2

4

Capsules 25mg (#)

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1

2