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My son is 7 and can swallow pills. He is running a fever. Can I give him one 200 mg ibuprofen pill? He weighs 53 pounds.

Related Topics: Swallow, Ibuprofen, Fever, Running

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Associate Clinical Professor, St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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The proper dose of ibuprofen for your son, based on his age and weight, is 200 mg. Therefore, it would be fine to give him one 200 mg tablet every six to eight hours as needed for his fever.

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