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Acetaminophen Dosage

Age/Weight Infant's Concentrated Drops
80mg/0.8mL
Children's Suspension Liquid
160mg/5mL
Children's Soft Chews
80mg/ea
Junior Strength Chewable 160 mg/ea
0-3 mos / 6-11 lbs Call Physician      
4-11 mos / 12-17 lbs
0.8 mL
½ tsp.
   
12-23 mos / 18-23 lbs
1 ½ mL
(0.8 + 0.4 mL)
¾ tsp.
   
2-3 yrs / 24-35 lbs
1.6 mL
(0.8 + 0.8 mL)
1 tsp.
2
 
4-5 yrs / 36-47 lbs  
1.5 tsp.
3
 
6-8 yrs / 48-59 lbs  
2 tsp.
4
2
9-10 yrs / 60-71 lbs  
2.5 tsp.
5
2 ½
11 yrs / 72-95 lbs  
3 tsp.
6
3
12 yrs / 96+ lbs      
4
Please note: One dose lasts 4 hours. Do not give over 5 doses in 24 hours.

Ibuprofen Dosage

DO NOT USE IN CHILDREN UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE.
 
Infant's Concentrated Drops
50mg/1.25mL
Children's Ibuprofen Suspension
100mg/5mL
Children's Chewable Tablets
50mg each
Junior Chewable Tablets
100mg each
Junior Strength Caplets
100mg
6-11 mos / 12-17 lbs
1.25 mL
       
12-23 mos / 18-23 lbs
1.875 mL
       
2-3 yrs / 24-35 lbs
2.5 mL
1 tsp.
2
   
4-5 yrs / 36-47 lbs
 
1.5 tsp.
3
   
6-8 yrs / 48-59 lbs
 
2 tsp.
4
2
2
9-10 yrs / 60-71 lbs
 
2.5 tsp.
5
2.5
2.5
11 yrs /
72-95 lbs
 
3 tsp.
6
3
3

Please Note:
  • 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.

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