Dosage Guidelines for Children

Recommended Dosages for Common Medicines in Raeford & Fayetteville, NC

Children’s Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Dosage:

NOTE: New Concentration for Infants. In accordance with FDA recommendations, acetaminophen manufacturers have changed the concentration of infant acetaminophen from 80mg/0.8ml to 160mg/5ml. Be aware that there may be both the old and new concentrations of infant’s 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.

NOTE: AGE LIMIT. Don’t use under 12 weeks of age.

 

Weight

Age

(NEW) Infant’s Suspension
Children’s Suspension Liquid
160mg/5mL
Teaspoon
Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets
80mg each
Tablet
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
160mg each
Tablet

6-11 lbs

0-3 mos

Call office

12-17 lbs

4-11 mosCall office

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos¾ tsp.
(3.75 ml)

24-35 lbs

2-3 yrs1 tsp.
(5 mL)
2

1

36-47 lbs

6-8 yrs2 tsp.4

2

48-59 lbs

6-8 yrs2 tsp.4

2 ½

60-71 lbs

9-10 yrs5

72-95 lbs

11 yrs3 tsp.6

3

96 lbs & over

12 yrs8

4

Please note: One dose lasts 4 hours. Do not give >5 doses in 24 hours.

Children’s Motrin (Ibuprofen) Dosage:

Weight

Age

Children’s Ibuprofen Suspension
100mg/5mLTeaspoon
Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets
50mg eachTablet
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
100mg each
Tablet
Adult Tablets
200mg
Tablet
0-5 mos

12-17 lbs

6-11 mos1/2 tsp.

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos3/4 tsp.

24-35 lbs

2-3 yrs1 tsp .2

36-47 lbs

4-5 yrs1 1/2 tsp.3

48-59 lbs

6-8 yrs2 tsp.42

1

60-71 lbs

9-10 yrs2 1/2 tsp.52 1/2

1

72-95 lbs

11 yrs3 tsp.63

1 1/2

Please Note: Not to be used under 6 months of age. One dose lasts 6-8 hours.

  • 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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