Westfield, MA 413-562-5256
West Springfield, MA 413-734-1001
Westfield, MA 413-562-5256
West Springfield, MA 413-734-1001

Dosage Charts

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.

   

(NEW) Infant's Suspension
160mg/5mL

Children's Suspension
Liquid
160mg/5mL

Children's Soft
Chewable Tablets

80mg each

Junior Strength
Chewable Tablets

160mg each

Weight Age Teaspoon Tablet Tablet
 6-11 lbs 0-3 mos Call office    
12-17 lbs 4-11 mos 1/2 tsp. (2.5ml)    
18-23 lbs 12-23 mos 3/4 tsp. (3.75ml)    
24-35 lbs 2-3 yrs 1 tsp. (5ml) 2  
36-47 lbs 4-5 yrs 1.5 tsp. 3  
48-59 lbs 6-8 yrs 2 tsp. 4 2
60-71 lbs 9-10 yrs 2.5 tsp. 5 2.5
72-95 lbs 11 yrs 3 tsp. 6 3
96 lbs & 
over
12 yrs     4

 

Please Note: One dose lasts 4-6 hours. Do not give >5 doses in 24 hours.

Children's Motrin (Ibuprofen) Dosage:

    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
100mg
Weight Age Dropperful
(Use dropper)
Teaspoon Tablet Tablet Caplet
  0-5 mos Do not give        
12-17 lbs 6-11 mos  1.25 mL        
18-23 lbs 12-23 mos 1.875 mL        
24-35 lbs 2-3 yrs   1 tsp. 2    
36-47 lbs 4-5 yrs   1.5 tsp. 3    
48-59 lbs 6-8 yrs   2 tsp. 4 2 2
60-71 lbs 9-10 yrs   2.5 tsp. 5 2.5 2.5
72-95 lbs 11 yrs   3 tsp. 6 3 3

 

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

  • Milliliter is abbreviated as mL; 5 mL 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.