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Dosage Chart

Acetaminophen Dosage

Weight

Age

Infant's
Suspension
160mg/5mL

Use measured 5mL
syringe

Children's Suspension Liquid
160mg/5mL

Teaspoon

Children's Soft Chewable Tablets
80mg each

Tablet

Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
160mg each

Tablet

6-11 lbs

0-3 mos

1.25 mL (1/4 tsp)

 

 

 

12-17 lbs

4-11 mos

2.5 ml (1/2 tsp)

 

 

 

18-21 lbs

12-23 mos

5 ml (1 tsp)

3.75 ml (3/4 tsp)

 

 

22-30 lbs

2-3 yrs

7.5 ml ( 1½ tsp)

5 ml (1 tsp)

2

 

30-40 lbs

3-4 yrs

 

7.5 ml (1½ tsp)

3

 

40-50 lbs

5-7 yrs

 

10 ml (2 tsp)

4

2

50-60 lbs

8-9 yrs

 

2 ½ tsp

5

2 ½

60-85 lbs

10 yrs

 

3 tsp

6

3

85 lbs & over

>11 yrs

 

4 tsp

 

4

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

Children's Motrin (Ibuprofen) Dosage

Weight

Age

Children's
Ibuprofen
Suspension
100mg/5mL

Dropperful
(Use dropper)

Children's
Soft Chewable
Tablets
50mg each

Chewable tab

Junior
Strength
Chewable
Tablets
100mg each

Tablet

Junior Strength Ibuprofen
100mg

Tablet

Junior Strength Ibuprofen
100mg

Caplet

12-17 lbs

6-11 mos

1.25 mL

 

 

 

 

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos

1.875 mL

 

 

 

 

24-30 lbs

2-3 yrs

1 tsp.

2

 

 

 

30-40 lbs

4-5 yrs

1½ tsp.

3

 

 

 

40-55 lbs

6-8 yrs

2 tsp.

4

2

2

2

55-70 lbs

9-10 yrs

2 ½ tsp.

 

3

2 ½

2 ½

70-95 lbs

11 yrs

3 tsp.

 

4

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.
  • Please do not alternate motrin and tylenol - one medicine is sufficient.