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How to Give Ibuprofen & Acetaminophen Safely to Your Child

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How to Give Ibuprofen & Acetaminophen Safely to Your Child

Headaches, sore throats, and fevers—what’s a parent to do? You may be armed with ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) and acetaminophen (Tylenol), but what amount is safe for your child? While these drugs are over-the-counter medications, too much can cause stomach or intestinal problems.

The label says ask a doc what the right amount is for your child’s age and size—but docs don’t make house calls in the middle of the night. So, check out these dosage guidelines and get your kiddo feeling better.