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What is the typical dosage of ibuprofen?

The typical dosage for ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) is as follows:
  • Adults and children over age 12 may take 200 milligrams (mg) of nonprescription ibuprofen every four to six hours as needed.
  • Prescription ibuprofen is usually taken three or four times a day, and dosages are directed by a doctor.
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that relieves pain, swelling, fever, tenderness and stiffness. Ask your doctor what dosage is right for you.

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