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Dosage Charts

Dosage Charts

Acetaminophen Dosage

Children’s Motrin

(NEW) Infant’s Suspension
Children’s Suspension Liquid
Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets
80mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
160mg each
6-11 lbs0-3 mosCall Office
12-17 lbs4-11 mosCall Office
18-23 lbs12-23 mos¾ tsp.
(3.75 ml)
24-35 lbs2-3 yrs1 tsp.
(5 mL)
36-47 lbs6-8 yrs2 tsp.42
48-59 lbs6-8 yrs2 tsp.4
60-71 lbs9-10 yrs5
72-95 lbs11 yrs3 tsp.63
96 lbs & over12 yrs84

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.

Children’s Benadryl

WeightBenadryl 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 pounds3/4 teaspoon
23-43 pounds1 teaspoon1 chewable
44-54 pounds1 1/2 teaspoons1 1/2 chewable
55-109 pounds2 teaspoons2 chewable1 capsule1 strip
110+ pounds4 chewable2 capsules2 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.

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