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Dosage Charts

Acetaminophen products (Tylenol) are changing.

Due to a recent recommendation by the FDA, infants' acetaminophen drops have been discontinued. The new product, infants' acetaminophen suspension, will start appearing on store shelves. Since this is not a recall, both products may still be available. You do not have to discard the "old" drops but be aware of which product and concentration you are giving. Be sure and check the label or contact our office should you have any questions.

Acetaminophen Dosage
 
"Old" Infants Concentrated Drops
80 mg/0.8 mL*
Infants' Oral Suspension Liquid
160 mg/5mL
Children's Suspension Liquid
160 mg/5mL
Children's Soft Chewable Tablets
80 mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
160 mg each
 
Dropperful
Teaspoon
Tablet
Tablet
Weight
Age
(Use dropper)
(Use dosing cup)
   
6-11 lbs
0-3 mos
0.4 mL
1.25 mL
     
12-17 lbs
4-11 mos
0.8 mL
2.5 mL
½ tsp
 
 
18-23 lbs
12-23 mos
1.2 mL
3.75 mL
¾ tsp
 
 
24-35 lbs
2-3 yrs
1.6 mL
5 mL
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 single concentration.Be aware that there may be both the old and new concentrations of infants' acetaminophen products available in stores and in medicine cabinets. 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.

For answers to frequently asked questions:
http://www.tylenolprofessional.com/faqs_pediatric-product-update.html

Ibuprofen Dosage
 
Infant's Ibuprofen Concentrated Drops
50mg/1.25 mL
Children's Ibuprofen Suspension
100mg/5 mL
Children's Soft Chewable Tablets
50 mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
100 mg each
Junior Strength Ibupofen Caplets
100 mg
 
Dropperful
Teaspoon
Tablet
Tablet
Caplet
Weight
Age
(Use dropper)
(Use dosing cup)
 
 
 
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; 5 mL 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.