Read and follow all the instructions on the medicine bottle and box carefully before giving your child ibuprofen. For more information, see Use of Ibuprofen in Young Children.
Talk to your doctor before you give fever medicine to a baby who is 3 months of age or younger. This is to make sure a young baby's fever is not a sign of a serious illness.
Acetaminophen (the active ingredient in products such
as Tylenol) reduces fever and relieves pain. It does not have the
anti-inflammatory effect of NSAIDS, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, but it also
does not cause stomach upset and other side effects.
package label will tell you how many milligrams (mg) of medicine are in each
pill or liquid dose, how much you should take; and how often you should take it. Do not exceed
the dosage limits, and follow the instructions on the package if you have
health problems that may make it unsafe for you to take the usual dosage of a