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ACETAMINOPHEN DOSAGE (i.e., Tylenol)

Weight
Infant's Concentrated Drops

80mg/0.8mL
Children's Suspension Liquid

160mg/5mL
Children's Soft Chewable Tablets
80mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
160mg each
 
Dropperful
(Use dropper)
Teaspoon
Tablet
Tablet
6 - 8 lbs
½=(0.4 mL)
     
10 lbs
1=(0.8 mL)
 
 
 
12 lbs
1=(0.8 mL)
½ tsp.
   
15 lbs
1 =(0.8 mL)
¾ tsp.
   
18 lbs
1 ½=(0.8 + 0.4 mL)
¾ tsp.
 
 
20 lbs 1 ½=(0.8 + 0.4 mL)
1 tsp.
   
24 lbs
2=(0.8 + 0.8 mL)
1 tsp.
2
 
28 lbs
2=(0.8 + 0.8 mL)
1¼ tsp.
2
 
30 lbs  
1½ tsp.
 
34 lbs  
1½ tsp.
3
38 lbs
 
1¾ tsp.
3
40 lbs
 
2 tsp.
3 ½
2
45 lbs
 
2 tsp.
4
2
50 lbs  
2¼ tsp
4
2
55 lbs  
2½ tsp.
60 lbs  
2¾ tsp.
5
65 lbs  
3 tsp.
3
70 lbs  
3 tsp.
6
3
75 lbs  
3½ tsp.
6
80 lbs  
3½ tsp.
 
85 lbs  
3¾ tsp.
 
90-95 lbs  
4 tsp.
 
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Please note: One dose lasts 4 hours. Do not give >5 doses in 24 hours.

IBUPROFEN DOSAGE (i.e., Advil, Motrin)

Weight
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

Junior Strength Ibupofen Caplets
100mg

 
Dropperful
(Use dropper)
Teaspoon
Tablet
Tablet
Caplet
12-17 lbs
1=(1.25 mL)
 ½ tsp.
 
 
 
18 lbs
1 ½=(1.875 mL)
¾ tsp. 
 
 
 
20 lbs
1 ½=(1.875 mL)
1 tsp.
2
 
24 lbs
2=(2.5 mL)  
1 tsp.
2
 
28 lbs
 
1¼ tsp.
2 ½
1 ½
 
30-34 lbs
 
1 ½ tsp.
3
 
38 lbs  
1 ¾ tsp.
3 ½
2
2
40 lbs  
1 ¾ tsp.
3⅓
2
2
45 lbs  
2 tsp.
4
2
2
50 lbs  
2¼ tsp.
2
55 lbs  
2 ½ tsp.
5
3
60 lbs  
2¾ tsp.
3
3
65 lbs  
3 tsp.
6
3
3
70 lbs  
3 tsp.
3
3
75 lbs  
3 ½ tsp.
7
3 ½
3
80 lbs  
3 ½ tsp.
7
3 ½
4
85 lbs  
4 tsp.
8
3 ½
4
90-95 lbs  
4 tsp.
8
4
4

Please Note: One dose lasts 6-8 hours. Not to be used under 6 months.

  • 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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