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A 21-year-old female asked:

my son has been having on and off fever all day, he just had his antibiotics a half hour ago, is it safe to give him children's advil (ibuprofen) right now?

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Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Ibuprofen Every 6hr: Ibuprofen (advil/motrin) is safe to dose 10mg/kg every 6hr. Acetaminophen (tylenol) 15mg/kg every 4hr. Those meds can be alternated every 3hr. Treat fever more aggressively if child uncomfortable or in pain. Fever treatment does not shorten course of illness or prevent complications. Conservative fever treatment is better alternative if child is not symptomatic. "no fever" doesn't have 2be goal.
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For acetaminophen, do not exceed 5 doses of 15 mg/kg in a 24 hour period. The risk of liver damage increases beyond this point.
Apr 13, 2013
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: You can give fever meds without worry.They do not interfere with the effectiveness of the antibiotic.Try not to give fever meds more often than they are due, 6 hours on advil or 4 on tylenol (acetaminophen). I do not wake kids for fever meds and i don't necessarily use them if the kid is playful and drinking well.

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