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Can I give my 11-year-old son ibuprofen liquid gel? He is 70 pounds.

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American Pharmacists Association
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At his weight he can take 300 mg by mouth every 6 hours with food. This is equivalent to 3 tsp (15 mL) of liquid, 6 tablets of the 50 mg chewable tablets, or 3 tablets of the 100 mg caps or chew. It is important to read the label on the box to see how much one dose is equal to in milligrams and then calculate from there. ...

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