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Children's Motrin
Children's Motrin Children's Motrin Children's Motrin is for ages 2 to 11 years.
Temporarily:
  • relieves minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, sore throat, headaches and toothaches
  • reduces fever

Children's Motrin is the most widely recommended pediatric ibuprofen fever reducer and pain reliever.

Before Children's Motrin became an over-the-counter product, its safety profile was supported by a landmark study involving nearly 84,000 children - one of the largest and most rigorous children's clinical studies ever conducted. The study spanned 3 years and included 1,735 physicians nationwide.


Availability
Uses
Directions
Ingredients
Warnings
Other Information
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Availability

For children ages 2-11 years, Children's Motrin is availble in:
  • Suspension Liquid: Grape, Bubble Gum, Berry and Dye-Free Berry Flavors
  • Chewable Tablets: Orange and Grape Flavors

These are our other Motrin products for children:
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Uses

Temporarily:
  • reduces fever
  • relieves minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, sore throat, headaches, and toothaches

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Directions

Children's Motrin Suspension Liquid
  • do not give more than directed
  • shake well before using
  • find the right dose on chart below. If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise use age.
  • use only with enclosed measuring cup
  • if needed, repeat dose every 6 to 8 hours
  • do not use more than 4 times a day
  • replace original bottle cap to maintain child resistance

Children's Motrin Chewable Tablets
  • do not chew more than directed
  • find the right dose on chart below. If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise use age.
  • if needed, repeat dose every 6 to 8 hours
  • do not use more than 4 times a day

Weight (lb) Age (yr) Children's Motrin
Suspension Liquid (tsp or mL)
Children's Motrin
Chewable Tablet
Under 24 lbs Under 2 years call a doctor
24-35 lbs 2-3 years 1 teaspoon or 5mL 2 chewable tablets
36-47 lbs 4-5 years 1 1/2 teaspoons or 7.5mL 3 chewable tablets
48-59 lbs 6-8 years 2 teaspoons or 10mL 4 chewable tablets
60-71 lbs 9-10 years 2 1/2 teaspoons or 12.5mL 5 chewable tablets
72-95 lbs 11 years 3 teaspoons or 15mL 6 chewable tablets


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Ingredients

Active Ingredient Purpose
Ibuprofen .......................... Pain reliever/fever reducer
Children's Motrin
Suspension Liquid
Active Ingredient Inactive Ingredients
- Berry Flavor Ibuprofen 100 mg
(in each 5 mL)
Acesulfame potassium, citric acid, corn starch, D&C Yellow #10, FD&C Red #40, glycerin, natural and artificial flavors, polysorbate 80, purified water, sodium benzoate, sucrose, xanthan gum.

- Grape Flavor Ibuprofen 100 mg
(in each 5 mL)
Acesulfame potassium, citric acid, corn starch, D&C Red #33, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Red #40, glycerin, natural and artificial flavors, polysorbate 80, purified water, sodium benzoate, sucrose, xanthan gum.

- Bubble Gum Flavor Ibuprofen 100 mg
(in each 5 mL)
Acesulfame potassium, citric acid, corn starch, FD&C Red #40, glycerin, natural and artificial flavors, polysorbate 80, purified water, sodium benzoate, sucrose, xanthan gum.

- Dye-Free Berry Flavor Ibuprofen 100 mg
(in each 5 mL)
Acesulfame potassium, citric acid, corn starch, flavors, glycerin, natural and artificial flavors, polysorbate 80, purified water, sodium benzoate, sucrose, xanthan gum.

Children's Motrin
Chewable Tablets
   
- Orange Flavor Ibuprofen 50 mg
(in each chewable tablet)
Acesulfame K, aspartame, cellulose, citric acid, FD&C Yellow #6, flavor, fumaric acid, hydroxyethyl cellulose, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, mannitol, povidone, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium starch glycolate.
- Grape Flavor Ibuprofen 50 mg
(in each chewable tablet)
Acesulfame K, aspartame, cellulose, citric acid, D&C Red #7, D&C Red #30, FD&C Blue #1, flavor, fumaric acid, hydroxyethyl cellulose, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, mannitol, povidone, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium starch glycoate.


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Warnings

Children's Motrin Suspension Liquid

Allergy alert: Ibuprofen may cause a severe allergic reaction which may include:
  • hives
  • facial swelling
  • asthma (wheezing)
  • shock

Stomach bleeding warning: Taking more than recommended may cause stomach bleeding.

Sore throat warning: Severe or persistent sore throat or sore throat accompanied by high fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting may be serious. Consult doctor promptly. Do not use more than 2 days or administer to children under 3 years of age unless directed by doctor.

Do not use
if the child has ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer.

Ask a doctor before use if the child has
  • not been drinking fluids
  • lost a lot of fluid due to continued vomiting or diarrhea
  • stomach pain
  • problems or serious side effects from taking fever reducers or pain relievers

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if the child is
  • under a doctor's care for any serious condition
  • taking any other drug
  • taking any other product that contains ibuprofen or any other fever reducer/pain reliever

When using this product
  • give with food or milk if stomach upset occurs


Stop use and ask a doctor if
  • an allergic reaction occurs. Seek medical help right away.
  • pain or fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
  • the child does not get any relief within first day (24 hours) of treatment
  • stomach pain or upset gets worse or lasts
  • redness or swelling is present in the painful area
  • any new symptoms appear

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.



Children's Motrin Chewable Tablets

Allergy alert: Ibuprofen may cause a severe allergic reaction which may include:
  • hives
  • facial swelling
  • asthma (wheezing)
  • shock

Stomach bleeding warning: Taking more than recommended may cause stomach bleeding.

Sore throat warning: Severe or persistent sore throat or sore throat accompanied by high fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting may be serious. Consult doctor promptly. Do not use more than 2 days or administer to children under 3 years of age unless directed by doctor.

Do not use
if the child has ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer and/or nasal decongestant.

Ask a doctor before use if the child has
  • not been drinking fluids
  • lost a lot of fluid due to continued vomiting or diarrhea
  • stomach pain
  • problems or serious side effects from taking fever reducers or pain relievers

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if the child is
  • under a doctor's care for any serious condition
  • taking any other drug
  • taking any other product that contains ibuprofen or any other fever reducer/pain reliever

When using this product
  • mouth or throat burning may occur; give with food or water
  • give with food or milk if stomach upset occurs

Stop use and ask a doctor if
  • an allergic reaction occurs. Seek medical help right away.
  • pain or fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
  • the child does not get any relief within first day (24 hours) of treatment
  • stomach pain or upset gets worse or lasts
  • redness or swelling is present in the painful area
  • any new symptoms appear

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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Other Information

Children's Motrin Suspension Liquid
  • do not use if plastic carton wrap or bottle wrap imprinted "Safety Seal®" is broken or missing
  • store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)
  • see bottom panel for lot number and expiration date

Children's Motrin Chewable Tablets
  • phenylketonurics: contains phenylalanine 1.4 mg per tablet
  • Tamper Evident Packaging
    - Carton: do not use if neck wrap or foil inner seal imprinted "Safety Seal®" is broken or missing
    - Label: do not use if neck wrap or foil inner seal imprinted "Safety Seal®" is broken or missing
  • store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)
  • see end panel for lot number and expiration date

Questions or comments? Call toll free 1-800-962-5357 (English) or 1-888-466-8746 (Spanish)

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