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How much children's advil can i give my 23 month old son? he is 28 pounds. infant advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) are not working

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Why not working?: I hope you are using the pain/fever reducers for "comfort care" and not chasing numbers on the thermometer. Infant advil (ibuprofen) has the same ingredient as childrens only it is more concentrated. A maximum dose is: infant advil: 2.5ml every 8 hrs versus children's advil 5ml every 8 hrs. See your doctor if you find your son is not improving over time.
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Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman commented
Family Medicine 37 years experience
please check the package of the product you purchase for maximum dose, based on the weight of your child. different products are in different concentrations, so amounts to give differ.
Aug 13, 2012
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Cause and Duration: Please see your Pediatrician to determine if there is a treatable cause of the fever. If the fever persists more than 48 hours, please follow up. The dose depends on your medication type and concentration. Please check with your pharmacy and pediatrician.
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Last updated Dec 24, 2019


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