In tougher economic times (I say, “tougher” because it’s pretty tough now!), it may be hard to come by childrens versions of ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Reader rightwingmom sent over a link to a medicine chart that provides dosages of these two medicines using the adult versions.
In March, when my daughter first got her braces, all I had around the house was adult Advil. She was whining up a storm (yes! That can be done!), but I was nervous about giving her even one tablet of adult Motrin. I can see from this chart that it’s perfectly safe. Rightwingmom went even further in her service to you and created a document you can download here with the same information! Thanks, RWM!! (I’ll have this link on my ‘Resources’ page as well.)
This is definitely something to print out and keep in your SurvivalMom binder and another copy in 72 Hour Kits. Sometimes it’s a lot easier to find these painkillers in pill form than syrups, and the amount of sugar in those syrups always bugged me.
One more note, per a pharmacist, adult tablets are safe to cut in half as long as they are not “time release” versions. That’s good to know.