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Ibuprofen (Definition)

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 baby is diagnosis with herpangina. His fever runs 102-103. Should I wake him to give him another dose of Motrin? His temp is rising again and he's hot

My baby is diagnosis with herpangina. His fever runs 102-103. Should I wake him to give him another dose of Motrin? His temp is rising again and he's hot

Depends: If your baby is prone to seizures due to fever, absolutely wake him. Motrin doses should be 6 hours apart at least. Other options include cool compresses, tepid (NOT COLD) bath, and being careful not to overdress him. If you want to give him medication to bring the fever down, but it's too early for the next dose of motrin, a dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) in between can help. ...Read more

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Is it okay to give ibuprofen to an infant under 2 months?

No: Ibuprofen is not approved for infants under 2 months of age. Further, i worry what is the Ibuprofen being given for? If the baby has fever at that very young age, the doctor must be called or the baby must be seen right away. A baby that age is not teething and Ibuprofen does not calm colic. Babies are tough to care for and your provider can help if baby has a problem that seems to need advice. ...Read more

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I have 9month baby how much infant Advil (ibuprofen) should I give him for a fever?

I have 9month baby how much infant Advil (ibuprofen) should I give him for a fever?

Depends on weight: Here is a link to the advil (ibuprofen) site for weight-based dosing. Good luck! http://childrens.Advil.Com/infants-advil (ibuprofen)-drops. ...Read more

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My daughter is 12months old. She's coughing and weezing mildy. Should i be worried? I've been giving her infant's advil (ibuprofen).

My daughter is 12months old. She's coughing and weezing mildy. Should i be worried? I've been giving her infant's advil (ibuprofen).

M.D. visit: If she is coughing and wheezing these may be signs of asthma. I would advise an evaluation and possible treatment with albuterol depending on her exam at the physician's office. As the other answer indicated if she is eating well and not in distress, she is still able to breathe comfortably and probably won't need steroids. Prmg/peds fax 858 259 9689 for ?S. ...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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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