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Advil®, Motrin®, and others
Often used for:
Pain, swelling, and fever
Ibuprofen is a pain reliever and fever reducer. Ibuprofen is available over the counter (OTC) without a prescription. Some products may use a combination of ibuprofen and other medicines.
May be taken as a capsule or chewable tablet
May be taken as a liquid by mouth
May be given as a liquid into a vein
Call the doctor right away if your child has these or any other side effects:
This medicine may mask the symptoms of infection, including fever. This means that your child may be sick, but the medication does not allow the body to run a fever and the issue for the infection not being addressed quickly.
Not all patients who take ibuprofen will have these side effects. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.