Find the right dose on the table as follows.
Recommended dosage is based on body weight for children below 12 years of age. If weight is not known please refer to respective age group.
Do not exceed recommended dosage in any 24-hour period.
For children 2 years and below consult a doctor.
Missed Dose: If the doctor has told the patient to take the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as he/she remembers it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue the regular dosing schedule. Do not take double dose to make up for the missed one.
Symptoms which may be associated with Ibuprofen overdose: Vertigo, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, abnormal hepatic function, hyperkalemia, metabolic acidosis, dizziness, somnolence, headache, loss of consciousness, convulsion, renal failure, dyspnea, respiratory depression and hypotension.
In case of accidental overdose, discontinue use and seek professional assistance immediately.
Advil is contraindicated for use in patients: with known hypersensitivity to the active ingredient ibuprofen, aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or any other component of this product; with concurrent or previous history of gastrointestinal bleeding or ulceration.
Do not take ibuprofen if patient has asthma, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, hypertension, kidney disease or when patient developed allergic reaction including skin reddening, rash, blisters, without first discussing it with a doctor.
Long-term continuous use may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Side effects may be minimized by using the smallest dose for the shortest duration of time.
Ask a physician before use if the child (<12 years old) has not been drinking fluids or lost fluids due to continuous vomiting or diarrhea.
Consult a doctor: Unless directed by a healthcare professional, discontinue use and ask a doctor or healthcare professional if pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days and if fever persists or last more than 3 days.
If the painful area is red or swollen or when there is blood in the patient's vomit or bloody stool, stop and consult a doctor.
The most common side effects involved the gastrointestinal (GI) tract such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea with or without vomiting, GI bleeding and ulceration. Other adverse effects include agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia, peripheral edema, hemolytic anemia, leucopenia, thrombocytopenia, visual disturbance, angina pectoris, tinnitus, vertigo, cardiovascular complications, irritation, Crohn's disease, constipation, dyspepsia, flatulence, gastritis, swelling rash, Steven's-Johnson syndrome, angioedema, dysuria, hematuria, renal failure including papillary necrosis.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use, if the child is taking other NSAIDs, anticoagulants or any other drugs.
Precaution is required when ibuprofen is combined with: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs):
due to an increased risk of GI bleeding.Lithium:
due to increased plasma concentrations of lithium.
Oral susp (opaque, purple liquid with characteristic grape odor) 100 mg/5 mL x 60 mL.