Maple Grove

Minnetonka

Spring Park

Main Fax

(952) 473-7908

If you are using acetaminophen or ibuprofen for more than 5 days, please contact the clinic.
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Acetaminophen & Ibuprofen Dosages

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Information
  • Acetaminophen is the generic name for medications such as Tylenol®, Tempra®, and Panadol®.

  • General acetaminophen dosage is 5 - 7 mg per pound per dose every 4 - 6 hours as needed.

  • Acetaminophen comes in suppository form, also, (brand name Feverall®) which is good to have on hand in case of vomiting. Dosing is the same as oral.

  • It is not recommended to use acetaminophen if a child is under three months of age (unless specifically recommended by a health care provider). "Treating" a fever or fussiness in this age group without knowing the cause of the symptoms can mask the illness and prolong a diagnosis.

  • Ibuprofen is the generic name for medications such as Motrin® and Advil®.

  • General ibuprofen dosage is 3-5mg per pound per dose every 6-8 hours as needed. Give with food.

  • Ibuprofen is not recommended for infants under 6 months of age.