For Parents

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 that there may be both the old and new concentrations of infant's acetaminophen products available in stores and in medicine cabinets. The pediatric acetaminophen products currently on the market can continue to be used as labeled. 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.

 

(OLD) Infant's Concentrated Drops *
80mg/0.8mL

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

Children's Soft Chewable Tablets
80mg each

Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
160mg each

Weight

Age

Dropperful
(Use dropper)

Teaspoon

Tablet

Tablet

6-11 lbs

0-3 mos

Call office

Call office

 

 

12-17 lbs

4-11 mos

0.6 ml

1/2 tsp (2.5ml)

 

 

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos

1.2 mL

¾ tsp.
(3.75 ml)

 

24-35 lbs

2-3 yrs

1.6 mL

1 tsp.
(5 mL)

2

1

36-47 lbs

6-8 yrs

 

2 tsp.

4

2

48-59 lbs

6-8 yrs

 

2 tsp.

4

2 ½

60-71 lbs

9-10 yrs

 

5

72-95 lbs

11 yrs

 

3 tsp.

6

3

96 lbs & over

12 yrs

 

 

8

4

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)

Teaspoon

Tablet

Tablet

Tablet

 

0-5 mos

 

 

 

 

 

12-17 lbs

6-11 mos

1.25 mL

½

 

 

 

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos

1.875 mL

¾ tsp.

 

 

 

24-35 lbs

2-3 yrs

 

1 tsp.

2

 

 

36-47 lbs

4-5 yrs

 

3

 

 

48-59 lbs

6-8 yrs

 

2 tsp.

4

2

1

60-71 lbs

9-10 yrs

 

2½ tsp.

5

1

72-95 lbs

11 yrs

 

3 tsp.

6

3

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.