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Ibuprofen Dosage

Ibuprofen Dosage

This section will help you choose the appropriate dose of Advil’s ibuprofen-based products for children and adults.

Different Advil products will have various appropriate doses depending on age or even weight. Please see a summary of the appropriate doses of Advil ibuprofen in the section below:


Advil Infant Pain and Fever Relief Suspension 3 mos – 2 Yrs

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  • Dosage based on 5-10 mg/kg/dose:
Who Avg. Body Weight How Much Time between each dose Maximum no. of Doses
3 to under 6 months 6 - 8 kg 1.5mL Every 6-8 hours as necessary 4 doses in 24 hours
6 to under 12 months 8 - 10 kg 2mL
1 to 2 years 10 - 12 kg 2.5mL
  • A dosing device is included with this product for accurate dose measurement.
  • Shake bottle well before use.
  • For children 3 months to 12 months give only on medical advice.
  • Wash measuring device after each use.

Advil Children Pain & Fever Relief Suspension 2-12 Years

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  • Dosage based on 5-10 mg/kg/dose:
Who Avg. Body Weight How Much Time between each dose Maximum no. of Doses
2 to under 4 years 12 - 16 kg 5mL Every 6-8 hours as necessary 4 doses in 24 hours
4 to under 7 years 16 - 22 kg 7.5mL
7 to under 10 years 22 - 32 kg 10mL
10 to 12 years 32 - 41 kg 15mL
  • Shake the bottle well before measuring the dose.
  • Use the measuring spoon provided to measure accurate dose.
  • Wash measuring device after each use.

Advil Children Pain & Fever Relief Chewable Tablets 2-7 Years

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  • Use weight to dose if possible, otherwise use age:
Who Avg. Body Weight How Much Time between each dose Maximum no. of Doses
2 to under 4 years 12 - 16 kg 1 tablet Every 6-8 hours as necessary 4 doses in 24 hours
4 to under 6 years 16 - 20 kg 1 1/2 tablets
6 to 7 years 20 - 22 kg 2 tablets
  • Tablets should be chewed not swallowed whole.
  • If the child is unable to chew, the tablets may be crushed and mixed with water, jam or honey.

Advil Children Pain & Fever Relief Chewable Tablets 7-12 Years

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  • Use weight to dose if possible, otherwise use age:
Who Avg. Body Weight How Much Time between each dose Maximum no. of Doses
7 to under 9 years 22 - 28 kg 2 tablets Every 6-8 hours as necessary 4 doses in 24 hours
9 to under 11 years 28 - 36 kg 2 1/2 tablets
11 to 12 years 36 - 41 kg 3 tablets
  • Tablets should be chewed not swallowed whole.
  • If the child is unable to chew, the tablets may be crushed and mixed with water, jam or honey.

Advil Tablet and Advil Liquid Capsules

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  • For use by adults and children from 12 years and over.
  • Begin by taking 1-2 tablets/capsules, swallowed whole with water. One tablet/capsule will often be adequate for mild pain, but for more severe pain you may require two tablets/capsules. Repeat dose if necessary after 4-6 hours.
  • Do not exceed 6 tablets/capsules in 24 hours.

Advil Rapid Release Tablets

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  • For use by adults and children from 12 years and over.
  • Take 1 or 2 tablets swallowed whole with water. Repeat dose if necessary after 4 to 6 hours.
  • Do not exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours.

FAQs

No. Advil, when taken at the recommended dose, does not contain any ingredients that are likely to make you sleepy.

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Ibuprofen, at the recommended dose, is not likely to cause diarrhoea. If however you do experience any side effects, stop taking the medicine and consult your doctor or pharmacist.

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No. It is not recommended that you consume alcohol whilst taking Advil. This medicine is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which may cause severe stomach bleeding. The chance is higher if you have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this medicine.