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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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Six year old on azithromycin for throat infection since Fri. Pain not bad but fever remains (102-103, does respond to ibuprofen). Cause for concern?

Six year old on azithromycin for throat infection since Fri. Pain not bad but fever remains (102-103, does respond to ibuprofen). Cause for concern?

If the azithromycin: isn't helping, it's most likely viral in origin, in which case no antibiotic will help. However, I would recommend contacting her doctor who may want to re-check her to make sure there isn't an abscess or mono. ...Read more

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6yr old w/ major headche & backache. Low fever at night. Doc ruled out strep and infection. Worse today, not sure what to do. Advil (ibuprofen) doesn't help.

6yr old w/ major headche & backache. Low fever at night. Doc ruled out strep and infection. Worse today, not sure what to do. Advil (ibuprofen) doesn't help.

Headache and: Backache of a severe nature with a fever are unusual in today's world in immunized children. We used to see a lot more of it before some of the newer shots. The first thing I would be concerned about would be meningitis as I am one of the older docs who saw a lot of this in my early years. Please take your son to a pediatric ER if available right away so he can be evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My 6 year old has a fever and the shivers. What do I do for him? Gave Motrin already.

My 6 year old has a fever and the shivers. What do I do for him? Gave Motrin already.

Best ride out fevers: Our body goes to lost of trouble to create fevers to help fight infection- our white blood cells work better & microbes don't survive at high temperatures. Lowering fever sabotages our immune system & prolongs infections! If he's absolutely miserable you can give Motrin but it's better to tough it out! See http://tinyurl.com/pqw26te Consider homeopathy: http://tinyurl.com/pzombx2 Do give fluids! ...Read more

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What is the maximum dose of ibuprofen a 5-year-old can take?

What is the maximum dose of ibuprofen a 5-year-old can take?

Ibuprofen: Appropriate doses of ibuprofen in children is weight dependant. The maximum recommended dose is approximately 100 mg per 22 pounds of body weight every 6-8 hours for the shortest period of time possible. Long term use of ibuprofen and acetaminophen can cause organ damage even in recommended doses. ...Read more

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What is the lethal dose of ibuprofen in an 8 year old child? 1200 mg toxic for him? Thank you.

What is the lethal dose of ibuprofen in an 8 year old child? 1200 mg toxic for him? Thank you.

Poison: Is this a total one day dose? Weight is important not age so call your poison control and they can help ASAP ...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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A viral with high fever of 103-104 F last how long in11 years old kids? How much dose of Ibuprofen require in such case. He weigh 33kg around.

A viral with high fever of 103-104 F last how long in11 years old kids?  How much dose of Ibuprofen require in such case. He weigh 33kg around.

3-4days, 300mg: Fever in anyone over 3months old, if previously healthy, can be watched for up to 3-4days if no other worrisome symptoms. Most viral fevers will improve within that time. If not, medical exam should be done and probably some testing. Ibuprofen dose is 10mg for every kg of weight, up to 80kg. So 300mg in this case. ...Read more

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I gave my 6 year old son 2 100 mg jr strength ibprofen chewables for his fever. Can i give Triaminic nighttime cold and cough for his cold/cough with ?

I gave my 6 year old son 2 100 mg jr strength ibprofen chewables for his fever. Can i give Triaminic nighttime cold and cough for his cold/cough with ?

See Your Doctor Now: Important details of your son's illness are not given including duration of fever/cough, further description of upper respiratory symptoms, characteristics of cough, eg. wheezing, phlegm, past medical history, and more. Both viruses and bacteria cause these symptoms but are treated differently. OTC Meds are not recommended without further evaluation. See doctor now for correct diagnosis/treatment ...Read more

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