The maximum daily dose for ibuprofen is different for children and adults. The dose will depend on the symptoms being treated, but the maximum does not change.
The maximum dose of prescription ibuprofen for adults, elderly adults and adolescents is 3200 mg. per day, divided into three or four doses. The maximum dose of over-the-counter ibuprofen for the same groups is 1200 mg. per day divided into three or four doses. The maximum dose for children is based on body weight: 50 mg./kilogram (22.7 mg./pound) per day or up to 2400 mg. per day, divided into three or four doses.
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