TREATMENT WITH ACETAMINOPHEN AND IBUPROFEN
HOW OFTEN ARE THESE MEDICINES GIVEN
CAN ACETAMINOPHEN AND IBUPROFEN BE ALTERNATED?
Example: Acetaminophen followed by Ibuprofen 3 hours later and Acetaminophen again 3 hours later and Ibuprofen again 3 hours later.
WHERE TO TAKE THE TEMPERATURE
Since most ear canals have a slight bend, it is important to use the following simple ear canal straightening technique. This will make it easier for the thermometer to view the warmest part of the eardrum.
Children up to 1 year of age:
Children over 1 year of age:
STRENGTHS OF ACETAMINOPHEN AND IBUPROFEN
ACETAMINOPHEN / IBUPROFEN COMBINATION COLD MEDICINES
Many over the counter cold, cough and flu medicines also contain acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Always read the ingredients of any medicine before giving to your child. Avoid using these combination medicines to lessen the chance of overdosing on acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
Acetaminophen Dosage Chart
(Give every 4 hours)
Use child’s weight (not age) to determine the appropriate dose
***Remove silver wrapper and carefully insert suppository into the rectum***
Ibuprofen Dosage Chart
(Give every 6 hours)
****Do not use under 6 months****
Ibuprofen Infant Drops are twice as strong as the Children’s suspension.
Use child’s weight (not age) to determine the appropriate dose.
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