Patient Education
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Dosing Chart

patient educationMedications and Dosages to Reduce Pain and Fever

Important!
THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE TO THE CONCENTRATION FOR INFANT ACETAMINOPHEN. ALL LIQUID ACETAMINOPHEN WILL BE MOVING TO A CONCENTRATION OF 160MG/5ML. THERE MAY BE A TIME WHEN BOTH CONCENTRATIONS ARE AVAILABLE. PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK THE CONCENTRATION BEFORE DOSING!

  1. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist which formulation is best for your child. Fever reducers should only be used in infants under 2 months of age under a doctor's supervision.
  2. Give dose based on your child's weight. If you don't know the weight, give dose based on your child's age. Do not give more medication than recommended.
  3. If you have questions about dosing or any other concern, call your health care provider.
  4. Always use a proper measuring device. For example:
      1. When giving infant drops, use only the dosing device (dropper or syringe) enclosed in the package.
      2. When giving children's suspension or liquid, use the dosage cup enclosed in the package.(kitchen spoons are not accurate measures)

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Dosing Chart

Give every 4-6 hours as needed, no more than 5 times in 24 hours.

 

Weight Milligram
Dosage
**New**
Infant/Children's Liquid
160mg / 5ml
Chewable Tablets
80mg
Junior Strength
160mg
Adult Tablets
325mg
5-8 lbs 40 mg ¼ tsp (1.25 ml)      
9-10 lbs 60 mg ⅓ tsp (1.8 ml)      
11-16 lbs 80 mg ½ tsp (2.5 ml)      
17-21 lbs 120 mg ¾ tsp (3.75 ml)      
22-26 lbs 160 mg 1 tsp (5 ml)  2 tablets 1 tablet  
27-32 lbs 200 mg 1¼ tsp (6.25 ml) 2½ tablets 1 tablet  
33-37 lbs 240 mg 1½ tsp (7.5 ml) 3 tablets 1½ tablets  
38-42 lbs 280 mg 1¾ tsp (8.76 ml) 3½ tablets 1½ tablets  
43-53 lbs 320 mg 2 tsp (10 ml) 4 tablets 2 tablets 1 tablet
54-64 lbs 400 mg 2½ tsp (12.5 ml) 5 tablets 2½ tablets 1 tablet
65-75 lbs 480 mg 3 tsp (15 ml) 6 tablets 3 tablets 1½ tablets
76-86 lbs 560 mg 3½ tsp (17.5 ml) 7 tablets 3½ tablets 1½ tablets
87-95 lbs 640 mg 4 tsp (20 ml) 8 tablets 4 tablets  2 tablets
> 95 lbs Give Adult Dose

 


 

**Note: Ibuprofen should not be used in infants under 6 months of age.

 

Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) Dosing Chart

Give every 6-8 hours, as needed, no more than 4 times in 24 hours

Weight Milligram
Dosage
Advil/Motrin Drops
50mg / 1.25ml
Children's Liquid
100mg / 5ml
Chewable Tablets
50mg
Junior Strength
100mg
Adults Tablets
200mg
9-10 lbs
> 3 mo.
25 mg ⅓ syringe (0.625 ml)        
11-16 lbs 50 mg ⅔ syringe (1.25 ml) ½ tsp (2.5 ml)      
17-21 lbs 75 mg 1 syringe (1.875 ml) ¾ tsp (3.75 ml)      
22-26 lbs 100 mg 1⅓ syringes 1 tsp (5 ml) 2 tablets 1 tablet  
27-32 lbs 125 mg 1⅔ syringes 1¼ tsp 2½ tablets 1 tablet  
33-37 lbs 150 mg 2 syringes 1½ tsp 3 tablets 1½ tablets  
38-42 lbs 175 mg 2⅓ syringes 1¾ tsp 3½ tablets 1½ tablets  
43-53 lbs 200 mg 2⅔ syringes 2 tsp 4 tablets 2 tablets 1 tablet
54-64 lbs 250 mg Use liquid or tablets 2½ tsp 5 tablets 2½ tablet 1 tablet
65-75 lbs 300 mg   3 tsp 6 tablets 3 tablets 1½ tablets
76-86 lbs 350 mg   3½ tsp 7 tablets 3½ tablets 1½ tablets
87-95 lbs 400 mg   4 tsp 8 tablets 4 tablets 2 tablets
> 95 lbs Give Adult Dose

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