Keeping kids healthy and out of the doctor’s office can be a challenge in the winter months. Teach your children good hand hygiene and how to cover their mouths (with their elbow) with coughing or sneezing. If you have a young infant at home, try to avoid crowded areas or visiting with people who are known to be ill. If your child is sick, please keep them home from school or daycare so you don’t spread the illness to other children or staff members. In general, your child can return to school once their fever has been gone for 24 hours (with no Tylenol or Ibuprofen needed) and when symptoms are otherwise improving.
The maximum dose prescribed under a doctor's care is g daily. Otherwise,
the over-the-counter (OTC) maximum daily dose is g daily. Dosage depends
upon the age, weight, and any current medical conditions of the patient. Several
drugs interact with ibuprofen so check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other
health care professional with questions in regard to this drug. Doctors don't
know if it is safe to take ibuprofen if your are pregnant, therefore it is not
recommended if you are pregnant. According to the American Academy of
Pediatrics, ibuprofen is safe to take while breastfeeding.
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.