MOTRIN® Dosing Charts for Children & Infants

When it comes to treating our children’s pain and fever, we want to do everything we can to make them feel better as quickly and safely as possible. Over-the-counter medications like MOTRIN® can be a helpful tool in our arsenal, but it’s important to make sure we’re giving the right dose.

MOTRIN® Dosing Charts for Children & Infants
MOTRIN® Dosing Charts for Children & Infants

That’s where dosing charts come in. These handy guides can help you determine the appropriate amount of MOTRIN® to give your child based on their age and weight.

In this blog post, we’ll cover:

  • The importance of using accurate dosing charts
  • How to use the MOTRIN® dosing charts for children and infants
  • Tips for safe and effective medication administration
  • When to call your doctor

The Importance of Accurate Dosing

It’s important to remember that children are not just small adults. Their bodies metabolize medications differently, so the same dose that’s safe for an adult can be too much for a child. Giving your child the wrong dose of MOTRIN® can lead to serious side effects, so it’s crucial to follow the dosing charts carefully.

How to Use the MOTRIN® Dosing Charts

The MOTRIN® dosing charts are available online and in the packaging of the medication. They’re easy to use, but here are a few tips:

  • Find your child’s weight on the chart. This is the most accurate way to determine the correct dose. If you don’t know your child’s weight, you can use their age as a general guide.
  • Choose the right form of MOTRIN®. MOTRIN® comes in a variety of forms, including infants’ drops, children’s liquid, chewable tablets, and junior-strength tablets. Make sure you’re using the form that’s right for your child’s age.
  • Measure the dose carefully. Use the dosing device that comes with the medication. If you don’t have one, you can use a measuring spoon, but make sure it’s a level teaspoon or tablespoon.
  • Give the medication as directed. The dosing charts will tell you how often to give your child MOTRIN®. Don’t give it more often than recommended, and don’t give it for more than 3 days in a row without talking to your doctor.

Tips for Safe and Effective Medication Administration

Here are a few additional tips for safe and effective medication administration:

  • Talk to your doctor before giving your child any medication, including over-the-counter medications. This is especially important if your child has any underlying medical conditions.
  • Never give your child someone else’s medication.
  • Store all medications out of reach of children.
  • Keep track of when you give your child medication. This will help you avoid giving them too much.
  • Be aware of the side effects of MOTRIN®. Some common side effects include upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting. If you notice any serious side effects, stop giving your child MOTRIN® and call your doctor right away.

When to Call Your Doctor

If your child’s fever doesn’t go down after 3 days of taking MOTRIN®, or if they have any other concerning symptoms, such as a stiff neck, vomiting, or a rash, call your doctor right away.


By following these tips and using the MOTRIN® dosing charts, you can help ensure that your child is getting the safe and effective treatment they need. Remember, when it comes to your child’s health, it’s always best to err on the side of caution. If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your doctor.

I hope this blog post has been helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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This blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult with your doctor before giving your child any medication.

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