Dosage Charts

Acetaminophen Dosing Instructions

Children’s acetaminophen is available over the counter for the temporary reduction of fever and relief of minor aches and pains due to colds, sore throat, flu, headaches and toothaches for patients 2 months of age and older. Age is provided as a convenience only, dosing should be based on weight of your child. The most common GI adverse reaction is nausea. Acetaminophen is marketed under the names Tylenol®, Tempra®, and Feverall® (suppository form). Children ≥ 2 months of age, Dosing is every 4 hours except FeverAll Suppositories (every 6 hours)

Take every 4 hours as needed

Dosage

Infant’s Drops 80mg/0.8ml (discontinued)

Infant’s or Children’s Suspension 160mg/5 mL (1 tsp)

Children Strength Meltaway Tablets 80mg/each

Junior Strength Meltaway Tablets 160mg/tab

Fever-all Suppository 80, 120, and 325mg Every 6 hours

Adult 325 mg

Dose by Weight

Age

 

 

Infant-Syringe Children’s-Teaspoon

Tablet

Tablet

Suppository

Tablet

6-11 lbs

0-3mos

40 mg

0.4ml

¼ tsp = 1.25 ml

 

 

1/2 of 80 mg every 6hr

 

12-17 lbs

4-11 mos

80 mg

0.8ml

½ tsp = 2.5 ml

 

 

80 mg every 6 hr

 

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos

120 mg

1.2ml

¾ tsp = 3.75 ml

 

 

120 mg every 6 hr

 

24-35 lbs

2-3 years

160 mg

1.6 ml

1 tsp = 5 ml

2 tablets

 

1-1/2 of 120 mg or ½ of 325 mg every 6hr

 

36-47 lbs

4-5 years

240 mg

 

1- 1/2 tsp = 7.5mL

3 tablets

1 -1/2 tablets

3/4 of 325 mg every 6 hr

 

48-59 lbs

6-8 years

320 mg

 

2 tsp = 10 mL

4 tablets

2 tablets

325 mg

1 tablet

60-71 lbs

9-10 years

400 mg

 

2- 1/2 tsp = 12.5 mL

5 tablets

2 -1/2 tablets

325 mg

1 tablet

72-95 lbs

11 years

480 mg

 

3 tsp = 15 mL

6 tablets

3 tablets

325 mg

1 tablet

≥ 96 lbs

12-18 years

650 mg

 

4 tsp = 20 mL

8 tablets

4 tablets

2 of 325 mg

2 tablets

Ibuprofen Dosing Instructions

Children’s ibuprofen is available over the counter for the temporary reduction of fever and relief of minor aches and pains due to colds, influenza, sore throat, headaches and toothaches for patients 6 months and older. Age is provided as a convenience only. Dosing should be based on the weight of your child. The most common adverse reactions are stomachache, nausea, epigastric pain, and heartburn. Ibuprofen is contraindicated in patients hypersensitive to aspirin, ibuprofen, or other NSAIDS. Extreme caution should be used in patients with bronchospastic activity (asthma), nasal polyps or history of angioedema. Ibuprofen is marketed under the names Advil®, or Motrin®.

Take every 6-8 hours as needed

Dosage

Infant’s Drops 50mg/1.25

Children’s Liquid 100mg/tsp

Chewable Tablets 50mg

Junior Chewable 100mg/tab

Junior Caplets100mg

Advil 200mg

Dose by Weight

Age

 

 

Teaspoon

Tablet

Tablet

Caplet

Caplet

12-17 lbs

6-11 mos

50 mg

1.25ml

½ tsp = 2.5mL

 

 

 

 

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos

75 mg

1.875ml

¾ tsp = 3.75mL

 

 

 

 

24-35 lbs

2-3 years

100 mg

2.5 ml

1 tsp = 5mL

2 tablets

1 tablet

 

 

36-47 lbs

4-5 years

150 mg

 

1-1/2 tsp = 7.5mL

3 tablets

1-1/2tablets

1-1/2caplets

 

48-59 lbs

6-8 years

200 mg

 

2 tsp = 10 mL

4 tablets

2 tablets

2 tablets

1 caplet

60-71 lbs

9-10 years

250 mg

 

2-1/2 tsp= 12.5mL

5 tablets

2 -1/2 tablets

2 -1/2 tablets

1 caplet

72-95 lbs

11 years

300 mg

 

3 tsp = 15mL

6 tablets

3 tablets

3 tablets

1 caplet

≥ 96 lbs

12 years

400 mg

 

4 tsp = 20mL

8 tablets

4 tablets

4 tablets

2 caplets