OTC Medication Dosing | Hyde Park Pediatrics

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) dosing

May be given every 4 hours as needed–Do not exceed 5 doses in a 24 hour period.

The factor that best determines the correct dose for your child is his or her weight.

Weight or Age

Liquid Suspension
160 MG/5ML

Chewable
80MG Tabs
Jr. Strength Caps/Tabs
160 MG/TAB 
9 - 12 lbs 0 - 3 months 1.25 ML = 40 MG - -
13 - 18 lbs 4 - 8 months 2.5 ML = 80 MG - -
19 - 25 lbs 9 - 20 months 3.75 ML = 120 MG - -
26 - 30 lbs 21- 35 months 5 ML = 160 MG 2 TABS 1 TAB/CAP
31 - 35 lbs 3 years 6.25 ML = 200 MG 2.5 TABS 1 TAB/CAP
36 - 41 lbs 4 - 5 years 7.5 ML = 240 MG 3 1.5 TAB/CAP
42 - 47 lbs 6 years 8.75 ML = 280 MG 3.5 TABS

1.5 TAB/CAP

48 - 53 lbs 7 years 10 ML = 320 MG 4 TABS 2 TAB/CAP
54 - 59 lbs 8 years 11.25 ML = 360 MG 4.5 TABS 2 TAB/CAP
60 - 71 lbs 9 - 10 years 12.5 ML = 400 MG 5 TABS 2.5 TAB/CAP
72 - 95 lbs 11 years 15 ML = 480 MG 6 TABS 3 TABS
96+ lbs 12 years 20 ML = 640 MG 8 TABS 4 TABS

 

*For fever greater than 100.3 in an infant less than 3 months, contact your physician first

Ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil)* dosing

May be given every 6-8 hours as needed–Do not exceed 4 doses in a 24 hour period.

  • ***Ibuprofen should not be given to children less than the age of 6 months***

The factor that best determines the correct dose for your child is his or her weight.

Weight or Age

Infant Drops 
50 mg/1.25 mls

Liquid Suspension
100 mg/ 5 mls
Chewable Tabs
100 mg/tab 
16 - 20 lbs 6 - 8 months 1.5 dropper full = 1.875ml = 75mg 3.75 ML = 75 MG -
21 - 25 lbs 9 - 20 months 2 dropperfuls = 2.5 ml = 100 mg 5 ML = 100 MG -
26 - 30 lbs 21 - 35 months - 6.25 ML = 125 MG 1 TAB
31 - 35 lbs 3 years - 7.5 ML = 150 MG 1.5 TABS
36 - 41 lbs 4-5 years - 8.75 ML = 175 MG 1.5 TABS
42 - 47 lbs 6 years - 100 ML = 200 MG 2 TABS
48 - 53 lbs 7 years - 11.25 ML = 225 MG 2 TABS
54 - 59 lbs 8 years - 12.5 ML = 250 MG 2.5 TABS
60 - 65 lbs 9 years - 13.75 ML = 275 MG 2.5 TABS
66 - 95 lbs 10 years - 15 ML = 300 MG 3 TABS