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Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Dosing in Children

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

Acetaminophen or ibuprofen

are given to decrease your child's pain or fever. They can be bought without a doctor's order. You may be able to alternate acetaminophen with ibuprofen. Ask how much medicine is safe to give your child, and how often to give it. Acetaminophen can cause liver damage if not taken correctly. Ibuprofen can cause stomach bleeding or kidney problems.

Acetaminophen Dosage in Children
Ibuprofen Dosage in Children

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