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Dosage Charts

Acetaminophen Dosage

Weight

Age

*OLD* Concentration* Infant Concentrated Drops

80mg/0.8mL

Dropperful
(Use dropper)

*NEW* Concentration* Infant Oral Suspension

160mg/5mL

Use Syringe

Children's Suspension Liquid

160mg/5mL

Teaspoon

Children's Soft Chewable Tablets

80mg each

Tablet

Junior Strength Chewable Tablets

160mg each

Tablet

12-17 lbs

4-11 mos

0.8mL

2.5mL

½ tsp.

 

 

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos

1.2mL

3.75mL

¾ tsp.

 

 

24-35 lbs

2-3 yrs

1.6mL

5mL

1 tsp.

2

 

36-47 lbs

4-5 yrs

 

 

1½ tsp.

3

 

48-59 lbs

6-8 yrs

 

 

2 tsp.

4

2

60-71 lbs

9-10 yrs

 

 

2 ½ tsp.

5

2 ½

72-95 lbs

11 yrs

 

 

3 tsp.

6

3

96 lbs & over

12 yrs

 

 

 

 

4

Please note: One dose lasts 4 hours. Do not give >5 doses in 24 hours.

*For infant concentrations: In accordance with FDA recommendations, acetaminophen manufacturers have changed the concentration of infant acetaminophen from 80mg/0.8mL to 160mg/5mL. 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.

Ibuprofen Dosage

Weight

Age

Infant's Ibuprofen Concentrated Drops

50mg/1.25mL

Dropperful
(Use dropper)

Children's Ibuprofen Suspension

100mg/5mL

Teaspoon

Children's Soft Chewable Tablets

50mg each

Tablet

Junior Strength Chewable Tablets

100mg each

Tablet

Junior Strength Ibupofen Caplets

100mg

Caplet

12-17 lbs

6-11 mos

1=(1.25 mL)

 

 

 

 

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos

1 ½=(1.875 mL)

 

 

 

 

24-35 lbs

2-3 yrs

2=(2.5 mL)

1 tsp.

2

 

 

36-47 lbs

4-5 yrs

 

1½ tsp.

3

 

 

48-59 lbs

6-8 yrs

 

2 tsp.

4

2

2

60-71 lbs

9-10 yrs

 

2 ½ tsp.

5

2 ½

2 ½

72-95 lbs

11 yrs

 

3 tsp.

6

3

3

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.