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What are ibuprofen suppositories used for?

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Doctors recommend ibuprofen suppositories to treat pain and/or fever in babies between 3 months and 2 years of age who are vomiting or having trouble swallowing, according to Nurofen for Children. Ibuprofen suppositories are not for use in babies weighing less than 11 pounds.

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The recommended dosage is up to three suppositories within a 24-hour period for babies between 3 and 9 months of age and up to four suppositories within a 24-hour period for babies between 9 months and 2 years of age, as stated by Nurofen for Children. Administration of suppository doses should occur every six to eight hours, with at least six hours between doses.

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