Important Medication Administration Tips
Ibuprofen is the generic name. Some common product names are Infant’s or Children’s Advil, Infant’s or Children’s Motrin,or you may inquire with your local pharmacy for their own “store” brand form of children’s or infant’s Ibuprofen.
Acetaminophen is the generic name. A common product name is Infant’s or Children’s Tylenol or you may inquire with your local pharmacy for their own “store” brand form of Infant’s or Children’s Acetaminophen.
- Infant Oral Suspension & Children’s Syrup
- Always dose in milliliters (mL) for Infants.
- Know your baby’s weight.
- Get the correct milliliter dose for your baby’s weight from your pediatrician.
- If the medication comes with its own measuring device, always use that device.
- Do not use a household teaspoon to measure medication.
- Stay on schedule.
- Keep a record of how much medicine you give and when it’s given.
- Don’t increase the dosage because your child seems sicker.
- Don’t give medicine in the dark.
- Doses may be given every 6 to 8 hours for Ibuprofen,
- and every 4 to 6 hours for Acetaminophen. Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hours.
Call our office nurse line if you have questions on managing your child’s fever.