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How old should a child be before he can take motrin or advil (ibuprofen)?
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: 6 mo
These come from a class of drugs that travel trough the kidneys to be eliminated from the body.
The first few months the kidney is not quite ready to do the job and there is a potential for injury to these developing structures until the kidney is ready. It wouldn't effect them all but you wouldn't want your kid to be the one it did. The recommendations are based on science not preference.

In brief: 6 mo
These come from a class of drugs that travel trough the kidneys to be eliminated from the body.
The first few months the kidney is not quite ready to do the job and there is a potential for injury to these developing structures until the kidney is ready. It wouldn't effect them all but you wouldn't want your kid to be the one it did. The recommendations are based on science not preference.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
In brief: Ibuprofen limit
Under a physicians guidance it can be taken at a younger age if absolutely necessary.

In brief: Ibuprofen limit
Under a physicians guidance it can be taken at a younger age if absolutely necessary.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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