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Medicine doses for fever over 101ºF or pain.
Remember, fever helps us get well sooner.
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) dose: every 8 hours – approximately 5 mg per pound of body weight. DO NOT GIVE TO CHILDREN UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE.
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tempra) dose: every 6 hours – approximately 7.5 mg per pound of body weight
- NEVER ALTERNATE IBUPROFEN AND ACETAMINOPHEN – GIVE ONE OR THE OTHER