Analgesic

Ibuprofen

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Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Nuprin

  • Indications
  1. Fever
  2. Analgesia
  • Mechanism
  • NSAID - Propionic Acid
  1. Strong Analgesic action
  2. Moderate anti-inflammatory action (Dose >= 600 mg)
  • Supplied
  1. Suspension: 100 mg/5ml
  2. Chewables: 50 mg, 100 mg
  3. Oral drops: 40 mg/ml
  4. Tablets: 100 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, 800 mg
  • Dosing
  • Children older than age 6 months
  1. Dose: 5-10 mg/kg PO every 6 to 8 hours
  • Dosing
  • Adult
  1. Dose: 400 to 800 mg orally three to four times daily
  2. Maximum: 3200 mg/day
  • Contraindications
  1. Avoid in age under 6 months old