DOSING FOR IBUPROFEN
(also referred to as Motrin or Advil)



IBUPROFEN DOSAGE: Do not give to children under 6 months of age

Weight Age
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 Ibuprofen Caplets      (100 mg each)
 
 
ml
ml
Tablet
Tablet
Caplet
12-17 lbs
6-11 mos
1.25 mL
 
 
 
 
18-23 lbs
12-23 mos
1.875 mL
 
 
 
 
24-35 lbs
2-3 yrs
2.5 mL
5 ml
2
 1
 
36-43 lbs
4-5 yrs
 
7.5 ml
3
1 1/2 
 
44-59 lbs
6-8 yrs
 
10 ml
4
2
2
60-70 lbs
9-10 yrs
 
12.5 ml
5
2 ½
2 1/2
71-95 lbs
11 yrs
 
15 ml
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.
 

DOSING FOR ACETAMINOPHEN
(also referred to as Tylenol)

*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.

ACETAMINOPHEN DOSAGE

Weight
Age
Infant Non-Concentrated Drops (160mg/5ml)
Children's Suspension Liquid
(160mg/5mL)
Children's Soft Chewable Tablets 
(80mg each)
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
(160mg each)
 
  ml
ml
Tablet
Tablet
6-11 lbs

0-4

mos

1.25 ml      

12-17 lbs

4-11 mos

2.5 ml  
 
 
18-23 lbs 12-23 mos 3.75 ml  
 
 
24-35 lbs 2-3 yrs 5 ml

5 ml

2
 
36-42 lbs 4-5 yrs   7.5 ml
3
 
43-59 lbs 6-8 yrs   10 ml
4
2
60-70 lbs 9-10 yrs   12.5 ml
5
2 ½
70-90 lbs 11 yrs   15 ml
6
3
90 lbs & over 12 yrs  
 
 
4


Please note: One dose lasts 4 hours. Do not give >5 doses in 24 hours. Call your pediatrician for fever immediately if your child is less than 3 months old. 

                                      DOSING FOR BENADRYL

                          SOME OF OUR FAVORITE WEBSITES

American Academy of Pediatrics

www.aap.org

 

General Pediatric Information

www.kidshealth.org

 

Centers for Disease Control

www.cdc.gov

 

ADD/ADHD information

www.chadd.org

 

Vaccine Information

www.immunize.org

 

Breastfeeding Tips

www.llli.org

 

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Jupiter, FL 33458

 

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