Common Medications | Longwood Pediatrics

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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