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MOTRIN® Dosing Charts for Children & Infants

Use these charts to find the right dose of Children’s MOTRIN® or Infants’ MOTRIN® for your child.

A few reminders:

  • When giving any medicine, always read and follow the label carefully.
  • Find right dose on chart.
  • If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age.
  • Only use the dosing device provided with the medicine. Do not use any other dosing device.
  • Do not give more than directed.
  • If needed, repeat dose every 6-8 hours. But, do not use more than 4 times a day.
  • Shake well before using.
  • mL = milliliter
  • Each 5 mL contains: sodium 2 mg
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INFANTS' MOTRIN® SUSPENSION DROPS 50 mg/1.25mL

Weight (lb)
Age (mos) Dose (mL)
Under 6 mos Ask a doctor
12-17 lbs 6-11 mos
1.25mL Drops
1.25 mL
18-23 lbs 12-23 mos
1.875mL Drops
1.875 mL
Age (mos) Under 6 mos
Ask a doctor
Weight (lb) 12-17 lbs
Age (mos) 6-11 mos
1.25mL Drops
1.25 mL
Weight (lb) 18-23 lbs
Age (mos) 12-23 mos
1.875mL Drops
1.875 mL

Dispense the liquid slowly into the child's mouth, toward the inner cheek.

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CHILDREN’S MOTRIN® SUSPENSION 100 mg/5mL

Weight (lb)
Age (yr) Dose (mL)*
Under 24 lbs Under 2 years Ask a doctor
24-35 lbs 2-3 years
5mL Cup
5 mL
36-47 lbs 4-5 years
7.5mL Cup
7.5 mL
48-59 lbs 6-8 years
10mL Cup
10 mL
60-71 lbs 9-10 years
12.5mL Cup
12.5 mL
72-95 lbs 11 years
15mL Cup
15 mL
Weight (lb) Under 24 lbs
Age (mos) Under 2 years
ask a doctor
Weight (lb) 24-35 lbs
Age (mos) 2-3 years
5mL Cup
5 mL
Weight (lb) 36-47 lbs
Age (mos) 4-5 years
7.5mL Cup
7.5 mL
Weight (lb) 48-59 lbs
Age (mos) 6-8 years
10mL Cup
10 mL
Weight (lb) 60-71 lbs
Age (mos) 9-10 years
12.5mL Cup
12.5 mL
Weight (lb) 72-95 lbs
Age (mos) 11 years
15mL Cup
15 mL

*Or as directed by a doctor. Replace the original bottle cap to maintain child resistance.

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