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When Ibuprofen is given for fever to children 6 months of age up to 2 years, the usual dose is 5 milligrams (mg) per kilogram (kg) of body weight when the fever is under 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. How much medicine would be usual dose for a 18 month old weighing 25 pounds?

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When Ibuprofen is given for fever to children 6 months of age up to 2 years, the usual dose is 5 milligrams (mg) per kilogram (kg) of body weight when the fever is under 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. How much medicine would be usual dose for a 18 month old weighing 25 pounds?

 

The child is in the given age category of 6 mnths to 2 years so you do not need to worry any more about its age.

 

1 pound = 0.45 kg    (I looked that up on the net)

so

25 pounds = 25*0.45 Kg = 11.25Kg

 

5mg for each of those Kg is given

 

5*11.25 = 56.25 mg    

 

(wouldn't baby ibupofen be a liquid measured in mL ?)

Melody  Mar 2, 2017

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