She has a fever and it hasn't gone down with the Ibuprofen alone. Has a slight cough but no other symptoms. Can I give her acetaminophen only an hour after the motrin?
Can I give my child acetamimophen if I already gave her Ibuprofen for her fever an hour ago ?
Question posted by Ruthie59 on 6 May 2013
Last updated on 29 August 2017
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Yes you can. They work two different ways. If it won't come down and is over 101 she needs to see a dr.
No I would wait they both are fever reducers depending on the age of the child don't want to over dose them. Usually it's 4 to 6 hours. Are you giving the liquid or the chewables? If the Motrin doesn't work than try the other after 4 to 6 hours.
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