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.

Weight

Dosage

Liquid (160 mg/5 mL)

Chewable 80 mg (Children older than 3 years)

Tylenol Jr 160 mg (Children who can swallow pills)

Regular Strength Tylenol 325 mg (Older kids/teens)

6-11 lbs

40mg

1.25mL

N/A

N/A

N/A

12-17 lbs

80mg

2.5mL

1 tablet

N/A

N/A

18-23 lbs

120mg

3.75mL

1.5 tablet

N/A

N/A

24-35 lbs

160mg

5mL

2 tablets

1 tablet

N/A

36-47 lbs

240mg

7.5mL

3 tablets

1.5 tablets

N/A

48-70 lbs

325mg

10mL

4 tablets

2 tablets

1 tablet

71-95 lbs

500mg

15mL

6 tablets

3 tablets

1.5 tablets

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

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.


Weight

Dose

INFANT DROPS (50 mg/1.25 mL)

CHILDREN’S LIQUID (100 mg/5 mL)

Chewable 50 mg (Children older than 3 years)

Motrin Jr 100 mg (Children who can swallow pills)

Regular Strength Advil 200 mg (Older kids/teens)

12-17 lbs

50mg

1.25mL

2.5mL

N/A

N/A

N/A

18-23 lbs

75mg

1.875mL

3.75mL

1.5 tablets

N/A

N/A

24-35 lbs

100mg

2.5mL

5mL

2 tablets

1 tablet

N/A

36-47 lbs

150mg

3.75mL

7.5mL

3 tablets

1.5 tablets

N/A

48-70 lbs

200mg

5mL

10mL

4 tablets

2 tablets

1 tablet

71-95 lbs

300mg

N/A

15mL

6 tablets

3 tablets

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.

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