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Patient Education

Dosage Charts - Children

Acetaminophen Dosage

 
Infant's Concentrated Drops

80mg/0.8mL
Children's Suspension Liquid

160mg/5mL
Children's Soft Chewable Tablets
80mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
160mg each
Weight
Age
Dropperful
(Use dropper)
Teaspoon
Tablet
Tablet
12-17 lbs
4-11 mos
1=(0.8 mL)
½ tsp.
18-23 lbs
12-23 mos
1 ½=(0.8 + 0.4 mL)
¾ tsp.
24-35 lbs
2-3 yrs
2=(0.8 + 0.8 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.

Ibuprofen Dosage

Infant's Ibuprofen Concentrated Drops
50mg/1.25mL
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)
Teaspoon
Tablet
Tablet
Caplet
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; 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.