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



IBUPROFEN DOSAGE: Do not give to children under 6 months old

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 Ibupofen Caplets
100mg

 
 
Dropperful
(Use dropper)
Teaspoon
Tablet
Tablet
Caplet
12-17 lbs
6-11 mos
1.25 mL
 1/2 teaspoon
 
 
 
18-23 lbs
12-23 mos
1.875 mL
 
 
 
 
24-35 lbs
2-3 yrs
2.5 mL
1 tsp.
2
 1
 
36-43 lbs
4-5 yrs
 
1½ tsp.
3
1 1/2 
 
44-59 lbs
6-8 yrs
 
2 tsp.
4
2
2
60-70 lbs
9-10 yrs
 
2 ½ tsp.
5
2 ½
2 ½
71-95 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.
 

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'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
Infant
Non-
concentrated
160mg/5ml
 
 
Dropperful
(Use dropper)
Teaspoon
Tablet
Tablet
Dropperful (Use dropper)
12-17 lbs 4-11 mos
1=(0.8 mL)
½ tsp.
 
 
2.5ml=80mg
18-23 lbs 12-23 mos
1 ½=(0.8 + 0.4 mL)
¾ tsp.
 
 
3.75ml=120mg
24-35 lbs 2-3 yrs
2=(0.8 + 0.8 mL)
1 tsp.
2
 
5ml=160mg
36-42 lbs 4-5 yrs
 
1½ tsp.
3
 
 
43-59 lbs 6-8 yrs
 
2 tsp.
4
2
 
60-70 lbs 9-10 yrs
 
2 ½ tsp.
5
2 ½
 
70-90 lbs 11 yrs
 
3 tsp.
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

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