Dosage Charts


Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) Dosing

Dose is every 4-6 hours. Infant’s and Children’s Tylenol are the same dose; infant’s comes with a syringe instead of a cup.

NOTE: For children older than 2 months of age only. One dose lasts 4 hours. Do not give >5 doses in 24 hours.

Dosage

40mg

Liquid (160 mg/5 mL)

1.25mL

Chewable 80 mg (Children older than 3 years)

N/A

Tylenol Jr 160 mg (Children who can swallow pills)

N/A

Regular Strength Tylenol 325 mg (Older kids/teens)

N/A

Dosage

80mg

Liquid (160 mg/5 mL)

2.5mL

Chewable 80 mg (Children older than 3 years)

1 tablet

Tylenol Jr 160 mg (Children who can swallow pills)

N/A

Regular Strength Tylenol 325 mg (Older kids/teens)

N/A

Dosage

120mg

Liquid (160 mg/5 mL)

3.75mL

Chewable 80 mg (Children older than 3 years)

1.5 tablet

Tylenol Jr 160 mg (Children who can swallow pills)

N/A

Regular Strength Tylenol 325 mg (Older kids/teens)

N/A

Dosage

160mg

Liquid (160 mg/5 mL)

5mL

Chewable 80 mg (Children older than 3 years)

2 tablets

Tylenol Jr 160 mg (Children who can swallow pills)

1 tablet

Regular Strength Tylenol 325 mg (Older kids/teens)

N/A

Dosage

240mg

Liquid (160 mg/5 mL)

7.5mL

Chewable 80 mg (Children older than 3 years)

3 tablets

Tylenol Jr 160 mg (Children who can swallow pills)

1.5 tablets

Regular Strength Tylenol 325 mg (Older kids/teens)

N/A

Dosage

325mg

Liquid (160 mg/5 mL)

10mL

Chewable 80 mg (Children older than 3 years)

4 tablets

Tylenol Jr 160 mg (Children who can swallow pills)

2 tablets

Regular Strength Tylenol 325 mg (Older kids/teens)

1 tablet

Dosage

500mg

Liquid (160 mg/5 mL)

15mL

Chewable 80 mg (Children older than 3 years)

6 tablets

Tylenol Jr 160 mg (Children who can swallow pills)

3 tablets

Regular Strength Tylenol 325 mg (Older kids/teens)

1.5 tablets

 

Ibuprofen (Motrin®/Advil®) Dosage

Dose is every 6-8 hours. Infant and children’s suspensions are different dosages. Infant’s suspension is half the dose of children’s suspension; check the label carefully.

For children older than 6 months of age only.


Dose

50mg

INFANT DROPS (50 mg/1.25 mL)

1.25mL

CHILDREN’S LIQUID (100 mg/5 mL)

2.5mL

Chewable 50 mg (Children older than 3 years)

N/A

Motrin Jr 100 mg (Children who can swallow pills)

N/A

Regular Strength Advil 200 mg (Older kids/teens)

N/A

 

Dose

75mg

INFANT DROPS (50 mg/1.25 mL)

1.875mL

CHILDREN’S LIQUID (100 mg/5 mL)

3.75mL

Chewable 50 mg (Children older than 3 years)

1.5 tablets

Motrin Jr 100 mg (Children who can swallow pills)

N/A

Regular Strength Advil 200 mg (Older kids/teens)

N/A

 

Dose

100mg

INFANT DROPS (50 mg/1.25 mL)

2.5mL

CHILDREN’S LIQUID (100 mg/5 mL)

5mL

Chewable 50 mg (Children older than 3 years)

2 tablets

Motrin Jr 100 mg (Children who can swallow pills)

1 tablet

Regular Strength Advil 200 mg (Older kids/teens)

N/A

 

Dose

150mg

INFANT DROPS (50 mg/1.25 mL)

3.75mL

CHILDREN’S LIQUID (100 mg/5 mL)

7.5mL

Chewable 50 mg (Children older than 3 years)

3 tablets

Motrin Jr 100 mg (Children who can swallow pills)

1.5 tablets

Regular Strength Advil 200 mg (Older kids/teens)

N/A

 

Dose

200mg

INFANT DROPS (50 mg/1.25 mL)

5mL

CHILDREN’S LIQUID (100 mg/5 mL)

10mL

Chewable 50 mg (Children older than 3 years)

4 tablets

Motrin Jr 100 mg (Children who can swallow pills)

2 tablets

Regular Strength Advil 200 mg (Older kids/teens)

1 tablet

 

Dose

300mg

INFANT DROPS (50 mg/1.25 mL)

N/A

CHILDREN’S LIQUID (100 mg/5 mL)

15mL

Chewable 50 mg (Children older than 3 years)

6 tablets

Motrin Jr 100 mg (Children who can swallow pills)

3 tablets

Regular Strength Advil 200 mg (Older kids/teens)

1.5 tablets

 

Please Note: This is a general dosing guideline for vaccinated children. Infants younger than 12 weeks that have a fever should contact a medical provider.

  • 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.