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Advil Dosage Charts for Infants and Children

Medically reviewed by J. Stewart, BPharm Last updated on Nov 29, 2018.

Use these dosage guides for infants and children younger than 12 years old.

Advil (ibuprofen) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for the temporary relief of:

  • fever
  • minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, headache, sore throat and toothache.

Always read the label on the bottle and follow the directions for use carefully before giving a dose.

Advil is used in adults and children who are at least 6 months old.

Infants’ Advil Dosage

Infants' ADVIL Drops (ibuprofen 50 mg in 1.25 mL)

  • Use only enclosed syringe specifically designed for use with this product. Do not use any other dosing device.
  • Shake well before using.
  • Find the right dose on the chart below. Use the child's weight for dose. If the child's weight is not available, use the child's age.
  • Dispense liquid slowly into the child's mouth, toward the inner cheek
  • If needed, repeat dose every 6-8 hours, do not dose more than 4 times a day.
Weight Age Dose
  under 6 months ask a doctor
12 lbs - 17 lbs 6 months - 11 months 1.25 mL
18 lbs - 23 lbs 12 months - 23 months 1.875 mL

or as directed by a doctor

 

DO NOT USE: this medicine right before or after heart surgery..
DO NOT USE: if your child is allergic to ibuprofen, or if they have ever had an asthma attack or severe allergic reaction after taking aspirin or an NSAID.
FOR ADDITIONAL WARNINGS and more detailed information, please see Infants' Advil Drops Product Label.
IN CASE OF OVERDOSE, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center on 1-800-222-1222 right away. Urgent medical attention is required even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

Children's Advil Dosage

Children's ADVIL Oral Suspension (ibuprofen 100 mg in 5 mL)

  • Use only enclosed dosing cup, do not use any other dosing device.
  • Dose lines account for product remaining in cup due to thickness of suspension.
  • Shake well before using.
  • Find the right dose on the chart below. Use the child's weight for dose. If the child's weight is not available, use the child's age.
  • If needed, repeat dose every 6-8 hours, do not dose more than 4 times a day.
  • Replace original bottle cap to maintain child resistance.
Weight Age Dose
under 24 lbs under 2 years ask a doctor
24 lbs - 35 lbs 2 years - 3 years 5 mL
36 lbs - 47 lbs 4 years - 5 years 7.5 mL
48 lbs - 59 lbs 6 years - 8 years 10 mL
60 lbs - 71 lbs 9 years - 10 years 12.5 mL
72 lbs - 95 lbs 11 years 15 mL

or as directed by a doctor

 

DO NOT USE: this medicine right before or after heart surgery..
DO NOT USE: if your child is allergic to ibuprofen, or if they have ever had an asthma attack or severe allergic reaction after taking aspirin or an NSAID.
FOR ADDITIONAL WARNINGS and more detailed information, please see Children's ADVIL Oral Suspension Product Label.
IN CASE OF OVERDOSE, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center on 1-800-222-1222 right away. Urgent medical attention is required even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

Junior Strength Advil Dosage

Junior Strength ADVIL Chewables (ibuprofen 100 mg)

  • Find the right dose on the chart below. Use the child's weight for dose. If the child's weight is not available, use the child's age.
  • If needed, repeat dose every 6-8 hours, do not dose more than 4 times a day.
Weight Age Dose
under 48 lbs under 6 years ask a doctor
48 lbs - 59 lbs 6 years - 8 years 2 tablets
60 lbs - 71 lbs 9 years - 10 years 2 1/2 tablets
72 lbs - 95 lbs 11 years 3 tablets

or as directed by a doctor

 

DO NOT USE: this medicine right before or after heart surgery..
DO NOT USE: if your child is allergic to ibuprofen, or if they have ever had an asthma attack or severe allergic reaction after taking aspirin or an NSAID.
FOR ADDITIONAL WARNINGS and more detailed information, please see Junior Strength ADVIL Chewables Product Label.
IN CASE OF OVERDOSE, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center on 1-800-222-1222 right away. Urgent medical attention is required even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

Junior Strength ADVIL Tablets (ibuprofen 100 mg)

  • Find the right dose on the chart below. If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age.
  • If needed, repeat dose every 6-8 hours, do not dose more than 4 times a day.
Weight Age Dose
under 48 lbs under 6 years ask a doctor
48 lbs - 71 lbs 6 years - 10 years 2 tablets
72 lbs - 95 lbs 11 years 3 tablets

or as directed by a doctor

 

DO NOT USE: this medicine right before or after heart surgery..
DO NOT USE: if your child is allergic to ibuprofen, or if they have ever had an asthma attack or severe allergic reaction after taking aspirin or an NSAID.
FOR ADDITIONAL WARNINGS and more detailed information, please see Junior Strength ADVIL Tablets Product Label.
IN CASE OF OVERDOSE, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center on 1-800-222-1222 right away. Urgent medical attention is required even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

 

 

 

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