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Ibuprofen Use in Young Children

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Topic Overview

Ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to relieve pain and reduce fever and inflammation.

Be sure to follow these medicine precautions:

Side effects of ibuprofen are usually mild. Stomach upset or discomfort is the most common side effect. If the medicine upsets your child's stomach, you can try giving it to your child with food. But if that doesn't help, talk with your doctor to make sure it's not a more serious problem.

Do not give your child ibuprofen if he or she has any of the following:

Do not give your child ibuprofen if he or she is taking any of the following medicines:


Credits for Ibuprofen Use in Young Children

Current as of: March 17, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
H. Michael O'Connor MD - Emergency Medicine


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