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If your child has a fever or is in pain, you can use acetaminophen for 2 months and older or ibuprofen for 6 months and older. The dosage is based on the concentration of the medication and the weight of your child. You can find the concentration of the medication written on the box and bottle.
If your child is less than 2 month- old and has a temperature (under arm thermometer – do not use rectal thermometer) >100, call the office right away before giving any medications.
If you cannot find the concentration on the box/bottle or cannot match the concentration to our list, call the office.
Suppositories: Acetaminophen is also available as a rectal suppository in 120-mg, 325-mg, and 650-mg dosages. Suppositories are useful if a child with a fever is vomiting often or having seizures caused by the fever. Use the same dose as listed above for the suppository. Most suppositories can be cut (for example, cut in half) to supply the right dose for your child’s age. If your child is sick enough to warrant the use of a suppository, call the office right away.