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Children’s Dosage Guide

Children’s Dosage Guide

Children’s Dosage Guide

Always ask your healthcare professional which product is right for your child.

Acetaminophen/TYLENOL®

Take every 4-6 hours as needed. Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hours.

tsp = teaspoon

*Please read important information about the Infants’ Acetaminophen Concentration Change.

Child’s Weight/Age * Infants’ Concentrated Drops Old Concentration
80 mg/0.8 mL
*Infants’ Oral Suspension New Concentration
160 mg/5 mL
Children’s Suspension Liquid 160 mg/5 mL Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets 80 mg each Junior Strength Chewable Tablets 160 mg each
6-11 lbs/
0-3 mos
0.4 mL 1.25 mL X X X
12-17 lbs/
4-11 mos
0.8 mL 2.5 mL X X X
18-23 lbs/
12-23 mos
1.2 mL 3.75 mL X X X
24-35 lbs/
2-3 yrs
1.6 mL 5 mL 1 tsp or 5mL 2 tablets X
36-47 lbs/
4-5 yrs
X X 1 1/2 tsp or 7.5 mL 4 tablets 2 tablets
48-59 lbs/
6-8 yrs
X X 2 tsp or 10 mL 5 tablets 2 1/2 tablets
60-71 lbs/
9-10 yrs
X X 2 1/2 tsp or 12.5 mL 6 tablets 3 tablets
95+ lbs/
12 yrs
X X X X 4 tablets

Ibuprofen/MOTRIN®

Take every 6-8 hours as needed. Do not exceed 4 doses in 24 hours.
For children under 6 months old, consult your doctor.

Child’s Weight/
Child’s Age
Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated
Drops
50 mg/1.25 mL
Children’s Ibuprofen Suspension Liquid
100 mg/5 mL
Children’s Ibuprofen Chewable Tablets
50 mg each
Junior Strength Ibuprofen Chewable Tablets
100 mg each
Junior Strength Ibuprofen Caplets
100 mg each
12-17 lbs/
6-11 mos
1= (1.25 mL) X X X X
18-23 lbs/
12-23 mos
1 1/2=(1.875 mL) X X X X
24-35 lbs/
2-3 yrs
X 1 tsp/5 mL 2 tablets X X
36-47 lbs/
4-5 yrs
X 1 1/2 tsp/7.5 mL 3 tablets X X
48-59 lbs/
6-8 yrs
X 2 tsp/10 mL 4 tablets 2 tablets 2 caplets
60-71 lbs/
9-10 yrs
X 2 1/2 tsp/12.5 mL 5 tablets 2 1/2 tablets 2 1/2 caplets
72-95 lbs/
11 yrs
X 3 tsp/15 mL 6 tablets 3 tablets 3 caplets

 

BENADRYL® (Antihistamine)

Benadryl Dosage: 0.5 mg/pound/dose (1.0 mg/kg/dose) – 6-8 hours

Adults: 50 mg max
Don’t use for children under 1 year of age until speaking with MD office.

Child’s weight more than (pounds) Total amount (mg) Liquid 12.5 mg/5ml (tsp) Chewable 12.5 mg Capsules 25 mg
22 lbs 10 mg 3/4 tsp X X
33 lbs 15 mg 1 tsp 1 tablet X
44 lbs 20 mg 1 1/2 tsp 1 1/2 tablets X
55 lbs 25 mg 2 tsp 2 tablets 1 cap
110 lbs 50 mg 4 tsp 4 tablets 2 caps