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(Also known as Tylenol, PediaCare)
Do not give more frequently than every 4 hours or more than 5 doses in 24 hours.
* Never alternate dosing of acetaminophen and ibuprofen unless instructed by your provider. Start with one medication and stay with it. Never give a higher-than-recommended dose of either medicine, and never give aspirin to a child under 18 years old.
(Also known as Motrin, Advil)
Do not give more frequently than every 6 hours. Never give to children less than 6 months old.
*Ibuprofen (children’s Advil or Motrin) can be given to children six months and older. However, do not give to a child who has been drinking poorly, is nauseous, vomiting, has stomach pains, a history of stomach ulcer, chicken pox, is undergoing chemotherapy, or has bleeding tendencies.
** Brands differ with dosages. Check bottle directions carefully and use only the dropper or medication syringe supplied with the medication.