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How should I give ibuprofen to a child with a fever?

Some brand names of ibuprofen are PediaProfen and Advil. PediaProfen comes in a liquid form. Advil comes in drops, liquid, and chewable tablets. Ibuprofen is approved for children six months of age and older. Never give ibuprofen to children who are dehydrated (mouth is dry, not enough wet diapers) or vomiting all the time.

Follow the directions carefully, and do not use more than the prescribed dose. You can give ibuprofen every six to eight hours. Shake the bottle well before you give a dose to your child.

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