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Dosage Charts

Acetaminophen Dosage   

 

DOSAGE STRENGTH OF INFANT ACETAMINOPHEN AVAILABLE NOW...PLEASE CLARIFY WHICH ONE YOU ARE USING

    ****Clarify the concentration of infant's acetaminophen

                product you are using****

 
Infant's Concentrated Drops

80mg/0.8mL

Infant's
Oral Suspension

~or~
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 = (2.5mL).
   
18-23 lbs
12-23 mos
1 ½=(0.8 + 0.4 mL)
¾ tsp = (3.75mL)
   
24-35 lbs
2-3 yrs
2=(0.8 + 0.8 mL)
1 tsp = (5mL)
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.

 

 
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