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Dosage Charts

Dosage Charts

Acetaminophen Dosage

(NEW) Infant’s Suspension &
Children’s Suspension
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

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 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

Children’s Ibuprofen Dosage Chart

WeightAgeInfant’s Ibuprofen Drops (50 mg / 1.25mL)Children’s Liquid Ibuprofen (100 mg / 5 mL)Children’s Ibuprofen Chewable Tablets (100 mg)Adult’s Ibuprofen Tablets (200 mg)
0-11 pounds
(up to 5 kilograms)
0 to 5 months
12 to 17 pounds (about 6 to 7 kilograms)6 to 11 months1.25 mL2.5 mL
18 to 23 pounds (about 8 to 10 kilograms)12 to 23 months1.875 mL4 mL
24 to 35 pounds (about 16 to 26 kilograms)2 to 3 years2.5 mL5 mL1 tablet
36 to 47 pounds (about 16 to 21 kilograms)4 to 5 years3.75 mL7.5 mL1 1/2 tablets
48 to 59 pounds (about 22 to 32 kilograms)6 to 8 years5 mL10 mL2 tablets1 tablet
60 to 71 pounds (about 27 to 32 kilograms)9 to 10 years12.5 mL2 1/1 tablets1 tablets
72 to 95 pounds (about 33 to 43 kilograms)11 years15 mL3 tablets1 1/2 tablets
96 pounds or more (44 kilograms or more)12 year or older20 mL4 tablets2 tablets

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.

Table Notes:

  • Child’s Age: Do not administer ibuprofen to children under 6 months of age unless instructed by a pediatrician. This is because its safety hasn’t been established for this age group, and the FDA has not approved its use in infants younger than 6 months. Additionally, it’s advisable not to give medications containing multiple ingredients to children under 6 years old.
  • Dosage Measurement for Liquid Medicines: For accurate dosing of liquid medicine, it’s recommended to use a syringe rather than a kitchen teaspoon or tablespoon. Utilize the syringe or dosing cup provided with the medicine. If these tools are not included, request one from your pharmacist.
  • Ibuprofen Drops: Ibuprofen infant drops are accompanied by a measuring syringe.
  • Adult Dose: The standard adult dose is 400 mg.
  • Frequency of Administration: Ibuprofen can be given every 6 to 8 hours as needed.

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