It is imperative that you give your child the correct dosage of commonly used medicines. If you have any questions regarding dosage, please contact us.

Do not give to an infant younger than 3 months unless instructed by one of our pediatricians.

 

Acetaminophen Dosing

Brand names include Tylenol and Feverall (suppositories).   Infant concentrated drops are no longer manufactured.  Please use the current infant liquid concentration as described below.

Always use the measuring device that comes with the medicine.

Acetaminophen can be given every 4 hours.  Do not give more than 4 doses within 24 hours

5 ml  = 1 teaspoon (tsp).  If using a spoon, a measuring spoon is more accurate.

 

  Infant / Children’s Liquid
160 mg/5 ml
Children’s Chewables
80 mg
Junior Strength Tabs
160 mg
Adult Regular Strength Tabs
325 mg
Weight in poundsDoseAmount to giveAmount to giveAmount to giveAmount to give
7 to 9 lbs40 mg1.25 ml—-—-
10 to 13 lbs60 mg2 ml —–
14 to 17 lbs80 mg2.5 ml (1/2 tsp)1 tab—-
18 to 23 lbs120 mg3.75 ml (3/4 tsp) 1.5 tabs—-
24 to 35 lbs160 mg5 ml (1 tsp)2 tabs1 tab—-
36 to 50 lbs240 mg7.5 ml (1.5 tsp) 3 tabs1.5 tabs—-
51 to 70 lbs320 mg10 ml (2 tsp) 4 tabs2 tabs1 tab
71 to 105 lbs480 mg15 ml (3 tsp)6 tabs3 tabs1.5 tabs
106 lbs +650 mg—-—–4 tabs2 tabs

 

Ibuprofen Dosing

Do not give to an infant younger than 6 months of age unless instructed by one of our pediatricians.

Brand names include Advil and Motrin.

Always use the measuring device that comes with the medication.

Ibuprofen can be given every 6 hours.

5 ml  = 1 teaspoon (tsp).  If using a spoon, a measuring spoon is more accurate.

  Infant drops
50 mg/1.25 ml
Children’s Liquid
100 mg/5 ml
Chewable Tabs
50 mg
Junior Strength
Chewables
100 mg
Adult Tabs
200 mg
Weight (in pounds)DoseAmount to giveAmount to giveAmount to giveAmount to giveAmount to give
12 to 16 lbs50 mg1.25 ml2.5 ml—-
17 to 21 lbs75 mg1.875 ml3.75 ml (3/4 tsp)—-
22 to 27 lbs100 mg2.5 ml5 ml (1 tsp)2 tabs1 tab
28 to 32 lbs125 mg3 ml6.25 ml
(1.25 tsp)
2.5 tabs1 tab
33 to 37 lbs150 mg3.75 ml7.5 ml (1.5 tsp)3 tabs1.5 tabs
38 to 43 lbs175 mg8.75 ml (1.75 tsp)3 tabs 1.5 tabs
44 to 54 lbs200 mg10 ml (2 tsp)4 tabs2 tabs1 tab
55 to 65 lbs250 mg12.5 ml (2.5 tsp)5 tabs2.5 tabs1 tab
66 to 87 lbs300 mg15 ml (3 tsp)6 tabs3 tabs1.5 tabs
88 + lbs400 mg20 ml (4 tsp)8 tabs4 tabs2 tabs

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