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GI Feeding Tube Users: if you do not have ENFit tubes, you may need an adapter to deliver feeds or medications. Contact your pharmacy or home care company.

The following are general guidelines for dosing of some of the most common medications:

Recommended doses of Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

  • For infants less than 3 months of age, please always call the office before giving Acetaminophen for fevers
  • Indications: fever, pain
  • Frequency: may repeat dosage every 4-6 hours as needed
Child's Weight Children's Liquid Chewable Tablets "Junior" Chewable
Tablets or Capsules
 Dosage (160 mg/5 mL) (80 mg) (160 mg)
6-11 lbs - - -
12-17 lbs 2.5 mL (.5 teaspoon) - -
18-23 lbs 3.75 mL (.75 teaspoon) - -
24-35 lbs 5 mL (1 teaspoon) 2 tablets -
36-46 lbs 7.5 mL (1.5 teaspoons) 3 tablets -
47-58 lbs 10 mL (2 teaspoons) 4 tablets 2 tablets
59-70 lbs 12.5 mL (2.5 teaspoons) 5 tablets 2.5 tablets
71-95 lbs 15 mL (3 teaspoons) 6 tablets 3 tablets

 

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Recommended doses of Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin)

  • Indications: fever, pain
  • Age Range: Age 6 months and up (do not use for infants less than 6months of age unless directed by your doctor)
  • Frequency: may repeat dosage every 6-8 hours as needed
Child's Weight Infant Drops Children's Liquid Chewable
Tablets
Chewable Tablets
or Capsules
Dosage (50 mg/1.25 mL) (100 mg/5 mL) (50 mg) (100 mg)
12-16 lbs 1.25 mL 2.5 mL (.5 teaspoon) - -
17-21 lbs 1.875 mL 3.75 mL (.75 teaspoon) - -
22-32 lbs 2.5 mL 5 mL (1 teaspoon) 2 tablets -
33-43 lbs - 7.5 mL (1.5 teaspoons) 3 tablets -
44-54 lbs - 10 mL (2 teaspoons) 4 tablets 2 tablets
55-65 lbs - 12.5 mL (2.5 teaspoons) 5 tablets 2.5 tablets
66-87 lbs - 15 mL (3 teaspoons) 6 tablets 3 tablets

 

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