Lowell, MA Office 978-452-2200
Westford, MA Office 978-392-2200
Lowell, MA Office 978-452-2200
Westford, MA Office 978-392-2200

Greater Lowell Pediatrics | For Parents

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.

Official Tylenol Dosage Chart

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

Children’s Motrin (Ibuprofen) Dosage

Official Motrin Dosage Chart

Please note:

  • 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.

Immunization schedule for infants and children

Immunizations protect your child against several serious, life-threatening diseases. Your child should have shots according to the following schedule. If your child’s shots are not up-to-date, call your health care provider’s office for an appointment.

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Age of Child Immunization
Birth to 2 Weeks Hep B
1 Month Hep B
2 Months DTap, IPV, Hib, PCV, Rotavirus
4 Months DTap, IPV, Hib, PCV, Rotavirus
6 Months DTap, IPV, Hib, PCV, Rotavirus
9 Months Hep B
6 Months to 18 Years Influenza (yearly)*
12 Months Hep A, PCV
15 Months MMR, Var
18 Months DTap, Hib, Hep A
 4 - 6 Years DTap, IPV, MMR, Var
11 - 12 Years Tdap, MCV4, HPV
16 Years MCV4, MenB

* 2 doses given one month apart are required the first year receiving flu vaccine if less than 9 years old.

For more information regarding recommendations for immunizations, please click Childhood Immunization Schedule and Adolescent Immunization Schedule

Vaccine Information Statements by Language

Web Resources

The following links contain useful information on many pediatric health topics.  If you know of other websites you think would be helpful to our patients please let us know.

To view the forms listed below, you will need to download Adobe Reader. Please bring your completed forms with you to our office at the time of your visit.