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Dosage Charts

Children’s Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Dosage:

NOTE: New Concentration for Infants. In accordance with FDA recommendations, acetaminophen manufacturers have changed the concentration of infant acetaminophen from 80mg/0.8ml to 160mg/5ml. Be aware of the concentrations of infant’s acetaminophen in your medicine cabinet. The dosing schedule below is based on the 160mg/5ml concentration on the Infant’s Suspension and Children’s Suspension Liquid. Be sure to check the label or contact our office should you have questions.

NOTE: AGE LIMIT. Don’t use under 12 weeks of age.

 

(NEW) Infant’s Suspension
Children’s Suspension Liquid
160mg/5mL

Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
160mg each

Weight

Age

ml(milliliter)

Tablet

6-11 lbs

0-3 mos

Call office

  

12-17 lbs

4-11 mos

2.5ml

  

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos

3.75ml

 

24-35 lbs

2-3 yrs

5mL

1 tablet

36-47 lbs

4-5 yrs

 

7.5ml

1 1/2 tablets

48-59 lbs

6-8 yrs

 

10ml

2 tablets

60-71 lbs

9-10 yrs

 

12.5ml

2 1/2 tablets

72-95 lbs

11 yrs

 

15ml

3 tablets

96 lbs & over

12 yrs

 

20ml

4 tablets

Please note: One dose lasts 4 hours. Do not give >5 doses in 24 hours.

Children’s Motrin (Ibuprofen) Dosage

 

Infant’s Ibuprofen Concentrated Drops
50mg/1.25mL

Children’s Ibuprofen Suspension
100mg/5mL

Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets
50mg each

Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
100mg each

Adult Tablets
200mg

Weight

Age

Dropperful
(Use dropper)

ml(milliliter)

Tablet

Tablet

Tablet

 

0-5 mos

     

12-17 lbs

6-11 mos

1.25 mL

2.5ml

   

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos

1.875 mL

3.75ml

   

24-35 lbs

2-3 yrs

 

5ml

2 tablets

  

36-47 lbs

4-5 yrs

 

7.5ml

3 tablets

  

48-59 lbs

6-8 yrs

 

10ml

4 tablets

2 tablets

1 tablet

60-71 lbs

9-10 yrs

 

12.5ml

5 tablets

2 1/2 tablets

1 tablet

72-95 lbs

11 yrs

 

15ml

6 tablets

3 tablets

1 1/2 tablets

Please Note: Not to be used under 6 months of age. One dose lasts 6-8 hours.

  • Milliliter is abbreviated as mL; 5mL equals one teaspoon (tsp).
  • Don’t use household teaspoons, which can vary in size.
  • Aspirin should not be used in children to treat fever or pain.

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