Children’s Motrin

  • Nonnarcotic analgesics

Children’s Motrin Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Ibuprofen 100mg/5mL; susp; berry, grape, or bubble-gum flavor; original or dye-free; alcohol-free.

Pharmacological Class

NSAID (propionic acid deriv.).

How Supplied

Susp—1oz, 4oz; Drops—½ oz, 1oz

Generic Availability


Children’s Motrin Indications


Minor aches and pain. Fever.

Children’s Motrin Dosage and Administration


Not applicable.


Use appropriate formulation and give every 6–8 hours. <6months: not recommended. 12–17lbs: 50mg. 18–23lbs: 75mg. 24–35lbs: 100mg. 36–47lbs: 150mg. 48–59lbs: 200mg. 60–71lbs: 250mg. 72–95lbs: 300mg.

Children’s Motrin Contraindications


Aspirin allergy. Immediately before or after cardiac surgery.

Children’s Motrin Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Children’s Motrin Warnings/Precautions


Increased risk of severe stomach bleeding or persistent sore throat (do not use >2 days or children <3 years). History of GI disorders (eg, heartburn, bleeding ulcers). Increased risk of heart attack or failure, and stroke. Hypertension. Heart disease. Recent stroke. Liver cirrhosis. Renal disease. Asthma. Dehydration. Reevaluate if no relief within 24 hours of treatment; pain or fever persists or worsens >3 days. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Children’s Motrin Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Children’s Motrin Interactions


Avoid aspirin or other pain relievers. Increased risk of GI bleed with anticoagulants, corticosteroids, other OTC or Rx NSAID-containing products (eg, ibuprofen, naproxen, others), or prolonged use. Caution with diuretics.

Children’s Motrin Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

GI upset/bleed, symptoms of heart problems or stroke (eg, trouble breathing, feel faint, slurred speech), redness, swelling, allergic reactions; discontinue if occur.

Children’s Motrin Clinical Trials

See Literature

Children’s Motrin Note

Not Applicable

Children’s Motrin Patient Counseling

See Literature