Recommended Medicine Dosage for Children

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.

NOTE: AGE LIMIT. Don’t use under 12 weeks of age.

(NEW) Infant’s Suspension
Children’s Suspension Liquid
160mg/5mL
Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets
80mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
160mg each

Weight

Age

TeaspoonTabletTablet

6-11 lbs

0-3 mos

Call office

12-17 lbs

4-11 mosCall office

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos¾ tsp.
(3.75 ml)

24-35 lbs

2-3 yrs1 tsp.
(5 mL)
2

1

36-47 lbs

6-8 yrs2 tsp.4

2

48-59 lbs

6-8 yrs2 tsp.4

2 ½

60-71 lbs

9-10 yrs5

72-95 lbs

11 yrs3 tsp.6

3

96 lbs & over

12 yrs8

4

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

Children’s Motrin (Ibuprofen) Dosage

Children’s Ibuprofen Suspension
100mg/5mL
Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets
50mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
100mg each
Adult Tablets
200mg

Weight

Age

TeaspoonTabletTabletTablet
0-5 mos

12-17 lbs

6-11 mos 1/2 tsp.

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos3/4 tsp.

24-35 lbs

2-3 yrs1 tsp .2

36-47 lbs

4-5 yrs1 1/2 tsp.3

48-59 lbs

6-8 yrs2 tsp.42

1

60-71 lbs

9-10 yrs2 1/2 tsp.52 1/2

1

72-95 lbs

11 yrs3 tsp.63

1 1/2

Please Note: Not to be used under 6 months of age. 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.

Weight

Benadryl Liquid
12.5 mg = 5 mL
5 mL = 1 teaspoon
Benadryl Chewable
12.5 mg
Benadryl Capsules
25 mg
Benadryl Quick Dissolve Strips
25 mg

22-32 pounds

3/4 teaspoon

23-43 pounds

1 teaspoon

1 chewable

44-54 pounds

1 1/2 teaspoons

1 1/2 chewable

55-109 pounds

2 teaspoons2 chewable1 capsule

1 strip

110+ pounds

4 chewable2 capsules

2 strips

Please note: Give every 4-6 hours, as needed, and not more than four times in 24 hours unless directed by a health care professional.