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Dosing Charts for Infants & Children

Use these charts to find the right dose of Infants’ MOTRIN® Suspension Drops or Children’s MOTRIN® Suspension for your child.

A few reminders:

  • When giving any medicine, always read and follow the label carefully.
  • If you’re looking for dosing information for a MOTRIN® product you have already purchased, make sure the product below is the same; otherwise, refer to the label for dosing information.
  • If possible, dose according to body weight.
  • Only use the dosing device provided with the medicine, and do not give more than directed.
  • If needed, a single dose may be repeated every 6-8 hours. But, do not use more than 4 times a day, unless directed by a doctor.
  • Shake well before using.
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Dosing Chart for infants ages 0 months - 2 years

DOSAGE TABLE FOR INFANTS' MOTRIN ® SUSPENSION DROPS 40 MG / ML
WEIGHT
(LBS)
(KG)
AGE(MONTHS) SINGLE ORALDOSE
Under 12
Under 5.5
Under 4 Talk to a Doctor
12 - 17
5.5 - 7.9
4 - 11 1.25 mL
18 - 23
8 - 10.9
12 - 23 1.875 mL

Please note that this content is not intended as professional medical or healthcare advice and is not intended as a substitute for professional healthcare advice, or services from a qualified healthcare provider such as a physician, pediatrician or other professional familiar with your unique situation. This content is intended solely as a general product and educational aid. If you have any questions, please consult your physician or pharmacist or Contact Us.

mL = millilitre        tsp = teaspoonful

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Dosing Chart for children aged 2-11 years

DOSAGE TABLE FOR CHILDREN'S MOTRIN® SUSPENSION 100 MG/5ML
WEIGHT
(LBS)
(KG)
AGE(YEARS) SINGLE ORALDOSE
Under 24
Under 11
Under 2 Use Infants' Motrin®Suspension Drops
24 - 35
11 - 15.9
2 - 3 yrs 1 tsp or 5 mL
36 - 47
16 - 21.9
4 - 5 yrs 1 ½ tsp or 7.5 mL
48 - 59
22 - 26.9
6 - 8 yrs 2 tsp or 10 mL
60 - 71
27 - 31.9
9 - 10 yrs 2 ½ tsp or 12.5 mL
72 - 95
32 - 43.9
11 yrs 3 tsp or 15 mL

Please note that this content is not intended as professional medical or healthcare advice and is not intended as a substitute for professional healthcare advice, or services from a qualified healthcare provider such as a physician, pediatrician or other professional familiar with your unique situation. This content is intended solely as a general product and educational aid. If you have any questions, please consult your physician or pharmacist or Contact Us.

mL = millilitre        tsp = teaspoonful

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