Parent Dosing Guide for Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen

Acetaminophen is available under the brand names Tylenol and Triaminic Fever Reducer.
Ibuprofen is available under the brand names Advil and Motrin.

Acetaminophen Dosage

Children’s Suspension Liquid

160mg/5mL
Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets
80mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
160mg each
Weight
Age
Teaspoon
Tablet
Tablet
12-17 lbs
4-11 mos
½ tsp.
18-23 lbs
12-23 mos
¾ tsp.
24-35 lbs
2-3 yrs
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. The concentration of Infant Tylenol is being changed by the manufacturer. During the transition period, be sure to check the concentration for accurate dosing instructions.

Ibuprofen Dosage

Infant’s Ibuprofen Concentrated Drops
50mg/1.25mL 5
Children’s Ibuprofen Suspension
100mg/5mL
Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets
50mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
100mg each
Junior Strength Ibupofen Caplets
100mg
Weight
Age
Dropperful
(Use dropper)5
Teaspoon
Tablet
Tablet
Caplet
12-17 lbs
6-11 mos
1=(1.25 mL)5
18-23 lbs
12-23 mos
1 ½=(1.875 mL)5
24-35 lbs
2-3 yrs
2=(2.5 mL)5
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

 

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