how much motrin for a 16 pound infant
3 Aug 2011
When considering using a drug that lowers a babies temperature (an antipyretic) it is imperative to know the cause of the temperature. Masking the symptoms of an unknown cause can be very serious.
Here are a few guide lines:
Firstly antipyretics such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen should not be used in infants unless really necessary.
Secondly in children younger than 6 months, use acetaminophen as it has been FDA-approved in this age group. Ibuprofen (Motrin) should be used only if the source of the infection is known and not responding to acetaminophen.
Finally, be extremely careful with the use of antipyretics for infants less than 2 months old.
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