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What if we gave too much Motrin. 400 mg at 6:30 pm and 800 mg at 10:00 pm. He is 14 and 111 pounds?

Motrin (ibuprofen) is an NSAID that has an over the counter recommended dosing of 200mg-400mg every 4 to 6 hours. The prescription recommended dosing is 400mg-800mg 3 to 4 times daily.

At 14 years old, this person would be considered an adult for dosing purposes. If the 1200mg is all he got in the day, he is under the maximum recommended dosing guidelines. He may have some stomach distress, as NSAID's can irritate the stomach. These should be taken with food or milk, when needed.

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