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Can I give gravel and Advil (ibuprofen) at the same time to my 2 year old child?

Can I give gravel and Advil (ibuprofen) at the same time to my 2 year old child?

Huh?: I'm not sure what you were asking. I'm sure you did not mean "gravel". However, for fever or pain, Ibuprofen and acetomenophen respectably are best and tried for many years. However, never give a the same time. I personally never recommend giving naprosyn (naproxen) to a child. You don't ever want to give naprosyn (naproxen) and Ibuprofen together. Combined will increases risk of stomach bleeds and kidney damage. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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My two year old has a fever ranged from 103-101 Advil drops the fever and he has no other symptoms. He does have two bug bites on his back that showed up this morning. My one year old does not have a fever and my two year old acts just fine he has been eat

My two year old has a fever ranged from 103-101 Advil drops the fever and he has no other symptoms. He does have two bug bites on his back that showed up this morning. My one year old does not have a fever and my two year old acts just fine he has been eat

He should be fine!: Mosquito borne disease usually has an incubation period a bit longer than you mentioned. He is also doing well overall without painful and/or swollen joints; sore muscles/aching tendons; extensive skin rashes; tiredness;headaches and swollen lymph nodes. Put 1% Hydrocortisone cream on the bug bites or apply cool compresses. Oral antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 2.5ml could be offerred at night. ...Read more

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May have given my 2yr old 1tsp Advil within four hrs instead of 6-8, issue? I am so nervous. I can't exactly remember what time it was when I gave him the other dose. Should I be heading to emergeoncy room. There hasn't been any noticeable reactions but h

May have given my 2yr old 1tsp Advil within four hrs instead of 6-8, issue? I am so nervous. I can't exactly remember what time it was when I gave him the other dose. Should I be heading to emergeoncy room. There hasn't been any noticeable reactions but h

Any: Any time you have a question about your child getting too much medicine, it's always best to call poison control - they can provide immediate information about the medicine. The number (nationwide) is 1-800-222-1222. Generally we dose medicines for children by their weight - so if your child is about 20 lbs, 1 tsp is a good dose. Likely, your child will be okay, but I still would recommend that you follow the 6 - 8 hour dosing schedule for the future!

a lot of doctors recommend alternating Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen - I am not a fan of this. As a mother, when my children are sick with a fever, I can never remember at 3 am what I gave last! I tend to stick with one (ibuprofen) and only use the other (acetaminophen) if my child is having fevers before it's time for the next dose.

I hope this helps! Good luck. ...Read more

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My 2yr old has fever of 102 keeps going up/down gave her infant Advil (ibuprofen) not working can I give it every 4hr instead of 6?

My 2yr old has fever of 102 keeps going up/down gave her infant Advil (ibuprofen) not working can I give it every 4hr instead of 6?

No: Children tend to get high fevers which at times can go to 105. The fever itself is not ususally a concern and it is not necessary to get it under 100 with meds. Temps that rise rapidly can trigger seizures in some children. With temps often come achiness and headaches which contribute to fussiness. The more important thing is to confirm the source of fever is not serious and then provide comfort. ...Read more

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I believe my two year old ate an ibuprofen pill that is 200 mg is she going to be okay. She seems fine what should I do?

I believe my two year old ate an ibuprofen pill that is 200 mg is she going to be okay. She seems fine what should I do?

She will be ok: Standard dose of ibuprofen for a child between 24 and 35 pounds is 100 mg. This is safe to take up to 4 times a day, so she has had a double dose with 200 mg, and should be limited to 2 more doses of 100 today if she is ill or has a fever. She may complain of a stomach ache, but unlikely with one dose only. Keeping meds out of reach of children this age can be a challenge, but prevention is key ...Read more

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My 2 yearold son, has a fever of 101 I just gave him some children's Advil, (ibuprofen) when I put the bottle back I noticed that the bottle was expired 9/15.?

My 2 yearold son, has a fever of 101 I just gave him some children's Advil, (ibuprofen) when I put the bottle back I noticed that the bottle was expired 9/15.?

Not a problem: This med will not turn toxic after the listed date, that's just the last time they assure potency. If it seems to be effective it is okay to use for now, but I would pick up a fresh bottle the next time you go shopping. ...Read more

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Can I give my 4 year old Children's Mucinex (5ml) and children's Advil together?

Can I give my 4 year old Children's Mucinex (5ml) and children's Advil together?

No interaction: Ibuprofen can be used to treat fever if your child is very uncomfortable; not every fever needs treating (even high fever if your child looks well). I recommend avoiding cough preparations as they tend to have more side effects than beneficial effects. ...Read more

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What can I give my one year old for her cough after I gave her Advil (ibuprofen) for her fever?

What can I give my one year old for her cough after I gave her Advil (ibuprofen) for her fever?

Cough: In general, cough medications are not recommended for children of this age. A cool mist humidifier and proper hydration are often helpful. However, because the list of potential causes is long, a child with fever and cough should be seen by their doctor. ...Read more

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For 8 year old kid throat infection taking antibiotic every 12 hrs I give her Advil (ibuprofen) too for pain?

For 8 year old kid throat infection taking antibiotic every 12 hrs I give her Advil (ibuprofen) too for pain?

Yes, you can give: Her Advil or Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. If she has strep, the antibiotic will take about 24 hours to work, so she will benefit from the pain medication meanwhile. Once the antibiotic starts to work, she shouldn't need the Advil. If she has a viral infection, the antibiotic will not help; then you may need the Advil for longer. Be sure she's drinking plenty of fluids also. ...Read more

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My 3 year old is having fever as high as 103 with cough. Giving her panadol every 6 hours n just started advil (ibuprofen). Can I give these 2 medicines together?

My 3 year old is having fever as high as 103 with cough. Giving her panadol every 6 hours n just started advil (ibuprofen). Can I give these 2 medicines together?

Medication: Some doctors will prescribe the use ofboth drugs so that you take one or the other over 6 hours, that is, one or the other every three hours for elevated temp. ...Read more

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4 year. Old daughter had tonsils removed wakes up screaming at night and dr did not prescribe medication just said giver her Advil (ibuprofen)?

4 year. Old daughter had tonsils removed wakes up screaming at night and dr did not prescribe medication just said giver her Advil (ibuprofen)?

Night terrors: The common night waking with screaming & fighting movements is less often pain than it is sleep deficit. This often occurs after the first 2-3 hours of sleep with the kid inconsolable & not aware that you are trying to comfort them. It would tend to stop in a few minutes & they would resume sleep. The following day they often don't remember being up. Over time good sleep should end the deficit/epi ...Read more

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Can I give my two year old children's tylenol (acetaminophen) and children's Claritin at the same time?

Can I give my two year old children's tylenol (acetaminophen) and children's Claritin at the same time?

Yes: The products will not interfere with one another. You might want to make sure the kids stomach settles with one before you give the other as sometimes the mixture of tastes will cause them to spit it out. ...Read more

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Can I give my daughter of 5 years old hylands complete cold and flu and childrens advil (ibuprofen)?

Can I give my daughter of 5 years old hylands complete cold and flu and childrens advil (ibuprofen)?

Likely: Check the ingredients and make sure you base the dose on her weight. If you have any doubt call your pharmacist who can be very helpful. All the best and I hope she feels better. ...Read more

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Digestive issues. Please help? My names lyndsay and I'm 21 years old. Recently, I have had sharp headaches at night time. I usually take some Advil and the headache is gone in the morning. This has been going on for three nights now. Yesterday, I had som

Digestive issues. Please help? My names lyndsay and I'm 21 years old. Recently, I have had sharp headaches at night time. I usually take some Advil and the headache is gone in the morning. This has been going on for three nights now. Yesterday, I had som

The: The GI (gastrointestinal) symptoms you described may be related to an infectious process. However, it is more likely that you are dealing with a viral gastroenteritis as opposed to an intestinal infection. The symptoms usually resolve in about a week or so. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids. If you are not better yet and/or have fever, blood or mucous in your stool, seek medical care right away.
Take care. ...Read more

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12 month old cutting 7th tooth. Big hole in gum. How many nights in a row is it okay to give infant Advil (ibuprofen) @ night time? Today will be 2nd night.

12 month old cutting 7th tooth. Big hole in gum. How many nights in a row is it okay to give infant Advil (ibuprofen) @ night time? Today will be 2nd night.

Advil (ibuprofen): With Advil, (ibuprofen) you are allowed to take it every 6 hrs as needed, so if only using it once a day at night, it's not a big deal. There isn't a specific number of days that would make it too long. If really having discomfort, then continue to give it. ...Read more

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What meds can I give a two year old for stuffy nose/runny nose. And can I give it with a fever reducer at the same time/?

What meds can I give a two year old for stuffy nose/runny nose. And can I give it with a fever reducer at the same time/?

Lots of things: There are a variety of homeopathic meds that are safe and helpful in two year olds with colds. See your local health food store or whole foods. Vicks vapor rub is old, tried and true, and helpful with nasal congestion. Saline drops in the nose followed by suction can help. Yes, you can give fever reducer too. However, if you're looking for cold meds like adults use (nyquil etc.), forget it. ...Read more

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Can I give my 2 year old a fever reducer and a coks medicine at the same time?

Can I give my 2 year old a fever reducer and a coks medicine at the same time?

Clarify: What is coks medicine. If you mean cold medicines, cold medicines are not recommended for children as they do not work and children can be overdosed on cold medicines. Use a coll mist vaporizer and keep them hydrated with fluids. You can use a saline nose spray to loosen congestion. ...Read more

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Can I give my 1 1/2 year old daughter benadryl and Tylenol (acetaminophen) at the same time?

Can I give my 1 1/2 year old daughter benadryl and Tylenol (acetaminophen) at the same time?

Yes you can, but: Be cautious with any antihistaminic given to kids below age 2, don't exceed recommended dosage and give only if needed, better with doctor's supervision, also make sure it is plain tylenol, (acetaminophen) best wishes ...Read more

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How to calculate the drug dose of ibuprofen and acetaminophen for 2 years old children? (I am a pharmacist)

How to calculate the drug dose of ibuprofen and acetaminophen for 2 years old children? (I am a pharmacist)

Well: Acetaminophen is 25mg/ok every 4 hr and Ibuprofen is 10 mg/kg every8 hr. Thanks for asking. For non pharmacists a pound is 2.2 kg. That means that a 22 pound child is 10 kg. ...Read more

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My 3 1/2 yr old has fever since last 48 yrs and gas developed a harsh productive cough. What should I give other than Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen?

My 3 1/2 yr old has fever since last 48 yrs and gas developed a harsh productive cough. What should I give other than Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen?

See pediatrician: I'd recommend that you have your child seen by the pediatrician today to ensure that no further medication is necessary. Without knowing your child's history (ie wheezing?) I wouldn't recommend any cough suppressants (in addition to the young age - they really are not recommended). You may find relief with a teaspoon of honey (has been clinically proven to be as effective as the medications!) ...Read more

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Is children's Advil (ibuprofen) safe to mix with similasan cough & mucus? My 2 year old has a fever and I was wondering if that's safe to mix?

Is children's Advil (ibuprofen) safe to mix with similasan cough & mucus? My 2 year old has a fever and I was wondering if that's safe to mix?

Try less: Otc cold remedies are not recommended and mixing can be even more dangerous. Treat the fever with advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) and consult your pediatrician for a flu culture and recommendation for additional treatment. ...Read more

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Would you recommend giving a two-year -old melatonin to sleep I've seen Dr Oz and he said it's unsafe to give a child melatonin what do you guys think?

Would you recommend giving a two-year -old melatonin to sleep I've seen Dr Oz and he said it's unsafe to give a child melatonin what do you guys think?

Melatonin: This is a very controversial topic. Your child should be assessed for any medical or behavioral disorder. A bedtime routine should be in place. At the end of the day the solution may be melatonin. The appropriate dose has not been shown to be harmful. All the best. ...Read more

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How old should a child be before he can take motrin or advil (ibuprofen)?

How old should a child be before he can take motrin or advil (ibuprofen)?

6 months: The usual recommendation is 6 months for Ibuprofen (motrin or advil). Some doctors may allow you to use it sooner. But the recommended age per their website/product info is 6 months. ...Read more

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A 9 year old can get 200mg of Advil (ibuprofen) how often?

Based on weight...: The dosing for Ibuprofen is 10 mg/kg every 6-8 hours. Thus the child should weigh at least 20 kg, or 44 pounds to get 200 mg. ...Read more

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Can+you+combine+vicodin+advil pm my 17 year old has mono and is in extreme pain?

Can+you+combine+vicodin+advil pm my 17 year old has mono and is in extreme pain?

Not a good idea: You didn't say what kind of pain. Mono can cause enlargement of the spleen and liver which can be major problems in some cases. You need to get back to your doctor. ...Read more

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