For Parents

Dosage Charts

Acetaminophen Dosage (Tylenol)

 Please note: One dose lasts 4-6 hours. Do not give more than 5 doses in 24 hours.

 

Infant’s  Suspension
160mg/5mL

Children’s Suspension
160 mg/5mL
Children’s Chewable Tablets
80 mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
160 mg each
Weight     
6-11 lbs 1.25 mL 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL)  
12-17 lbs 2.5 mL 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL)  
18-23 lbs 3.75 mL3/4 tsp  (3.75 mL)  
24-35 lbs 5 mL 1 tsp (5 mL)2 tabs 
36-47 lbs  1 1/2 tsp (7.5 mL)3 tabs 
48-59 lbs  2 tsp (10 mL)4 tabs2
60-71 lbs  2 1/2 tsp (12.5 mL)5 tabs2 1/2
72-95 lbs  3 tsp (15 mL)6 tabs3
96 lbs & over    4

 

Ibuprofen Dosage (Motrin/Advil)

Please Note: One dose lasts 6-8 hours. Do not give to children under 6 months of age.

  Infant’s  Concentrated Drops
50mg/1.25mL
Children’s  Suspension
100 mg/5 mL
Children’s  Chewable Tablets
50 mg
Junior Strength  Tablets
100 mg
Regular Strength Tablets
200 mg
Weight      
12-17 lbs 1.25 mL    
18-23 lbs 1.875 mL    
24-35 lbs 2.5 mL1 tsp (5 mL)2  
36-47 lbs  1 1/2 tsp3  
48-59 lbs  2 tsp (10 mL)421
60-71 lbs  2 1/2 tsp521
72-95 lbs  3 tsp (15 mL)631
  • Milliliter is abbreviated as mL; 5mL equals one teaspoon (tsp).
  • Please do not use household teaspoons.  They can vary in size.
  • Aspirin is not safe to use in children to treat fever or pain.