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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 2 months ago

Can I give children’s Advil to my 17 year old ? ?

My 17 year old daughter said that she has an excruciating headache and I just found out that my husband used the last of our regular Advil today. The only pain reliever in the house is Children’s Advil Chewables that I purchased for my 9 year old. It’s currently 11:58 p.m. where I live and I really don’t want to leave the house to head to Walgreens to get the regular Advil right now, but I will if I have to. Can I give her the children’s Advil just for tonight ? If so, how many of the chewables should I give her? They only have dosages for kids under 12 at the back of the box. She weighs 116 pounds. 

3 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    She can take the dosage for kids under 12.

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  • 2 months ago

    Of course you can. The only real difference is that they are probably a lower dosage.

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  • Dylan
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    For adults it 800 milligrams per dose so just check dosage on the chewables and give her the equivalent.

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