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Medication Dosing

These charts for Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen provide guidance on dosing for children of different ages/weights. If you have questions about administering medications of any kind, please call 936.560.9000. Don't give Acetaminophen to a baby under 3 months of age without a doctor's approval. Do not administer Ibuprofen to children under 6 months of age.

Acetaminophin (Tylenol) Dosing Chart

 

Weight(lbs)

Tylenol milligram dosing

Tylenol Infant/Children's Liquid (160mg/5ml)

Tylenol Chewables 80mg each Tylenol Junior 160mg each
6-11 40mg 1/4 tsp (1.25ml) N/A N/A
         
12-17 80mg 1/2 tsp (2.5ml) N/A N/A
18-23 120mg 3/4 tsp (3.75ml) N/A N/A
24-35 160mg 1 tsp (5ml) 2 tabs 1 tab
36-47 240mg 1 1/2 tsp 7.5ml) 3 tabs 1 1/2 tabs
48-59 320mg 2 tsp (10ml) 4 tabs 2 tabs
60-71 400mg 2 1/2 tsp (12.5ml) 5 tabs 2 1/2 tabs
72-95 500mg 3 tsp (15ml) 6 tabs

3 tabs

Tylenol doses may be given every 4 hours.

Safety Tips for Acetominophen:

      1. Don't give to a baby under 3 months of age without a doctor's approval.
      2. Use the updated dosing concentration. (160mg/5ml)
      3. Always use the measuring device that comes with the medicine.
      4. The proper dose is based on weight, not age.
      5.  Other medicines may also contain acetominophen. Make sure not to give acetominophen to these children as it could create a dangerous overdose.

Ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) Dosing Chart

 
Weight  (lbs) Motrin milligram dose Motrin Infant drops (50mg/1.25ml) Motrin Cildren's Liquid (160mg/5ml)

Motrin Chewable 50mg each

Motrin Junior 100mg each
12-17 50mg 1 dropper (1.25ml) 1/2 tsp (2.5ml) N/A N/A
18-23 75 mg 1 1/2 dropper (1.875ml) 3/4 tsp(3.75ml) N/A N/A
24-35 100mg 2 droppers (2.5ml) 1 tsp (5ml) 2 tabs 1 tab
36-47 150mg 3 droppers (3.75ml) 1 1/2 tsp (7.5ml) 3 tabs 1 1/2 tabs
48-59 200mg N/A 2 tsp (10ml) 4 tabs 2 tabs
60-71 250mg N/A 2 1/2 tsp (12.5ml) 5 tabs 2 1/2 tabs
72-95 300mg N/A 3 tsp (15ml) 6 tabs 3 tabs

Motrin doses may be given every 6-8 hours

Do not administer Ibuprofen to children under 6 months of age.


     

    


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