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Acetaminophen & Ibuprofen Dosage Charts

Medicines for Fever and Pain Relief

Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

Treats fever and pain in children 2 months and older.
Give the correct dosage for your child’s weight every 4 to 6 hours.


WEIGHT

DOSAGE FORM

DOSE

MAY GIVE EVERY

10 – 11 pounds Drops (80mg/0.8 ml)
Infant Suppository (80mg)
½ dropper
½ suppository
4-6 hours
12 – 17 pounds Drops (80mg/0.8 ml)
Syrup (160mg/5 ml)
Infant Suppository (80mg)
1 dropper
½ tsp
1 suppository
4-6 hours
18 – 23 pounds Drops (80mg/0.8 ml)
Syrup (160mg/5 ml)
Chewable tabs (80mg)
Infant Suppository (80mg)
1 ½ droppers
¾ tsp
1 ½ tablets
1 ½ suppository
4-6 hours
24 – 35 pounds Drops (80mg/0.8ml)
Syrup (160mg/5ml)
Chewable tabs (80mg)
Chewable tabs (160mg)
Child Suppository (120mg)
2 droppers
1 tsp
2 tablets
1 tablet
1 suppository
4-6 hours
36 – 47 pounds Syrup (160mg/5ml)
Chewable tabs (80mg)
Chewable tabs (160mg)
Child Suppository (120mg)
1 ½ tsp
3 tablets
1 ½ tablets
2 suppositories
4-6 hours
48 – 59 pounds Syrup (160mg/5ml)
Chewable tabs (80mg)
Chewable tabs (160mg)
Suppository (120mg)
2 tsp
4 tablets
2 tablets
2.5 suppositories
4-6 hours
60 – 71 pounds Chewable tabs (80mg)
Chewable tabs (160mg)
Regular strength tabs (325mg)
Suppositories (120 mg)
5 tablets
2 ½ tablets
1 tablet
3 suppositories
4-6 hours
72 – 95 pounds Chewable tabs (160mg)
Regular strength tabs (325mg)
Suppository (120mg)
3 tablets
1 – 1 ½ tablets
4 suppositories
4-6 hours
96 + pounds Chewable tabs (160mg)
Regular strength tabs (325mg)
Extra Strength tabs (500mg)
Suppository (120mg)
4 tablets
2 tablets
1 tablet
5 suppositories
4-6 hours

* Suppositories: Acetaminophen is available as a rectal suppository, brand name FeverAll, which is useful in treating fever in a child with vomiting or seizures. Doses for the most common sizes, 80 & 120mg, are listed above. Most suppositories can be cut in half lengthwise to supply the right dose for your child’s weight.

Always check both the CONCENTRATION and the DOSE of the medication before administering.


Ibuprofen (Motrin and Advil)

Treats fever and pain in children 6 months or older.
Give the correct dosage for your child’s weight every 6 hours.


WEIGHT

DOSAGE FORM

DOSE

MAY GIVE EVERY

11-16 pounds Drops (50mg/1.25ml) 1.25 ml 6-8 hours
17-21 pounds Drops (50mg/1.25ml)
Syrup (100mg/5 ml)
1.875 ml
2.5ml ( ½ tsp)
6-8 hours
22-27 pounds Drops (50mg/1.25ml)
Syrup (100mg/5 ml)
Chewable tabs (50 mg)
2.5 ml
5ml (1 tsp)
1 tablet
6-8 hours
28-31 pounds Drops (50mg/1.25ml)
Syrup (100mg/5ml)
Chewable tabs (50mg)
Chewable tabs (100mg)
3 ml
6.25ml (1 ¼ tsp)
2 tablets
1 tablet
6-8 hours
32-43 pounds Drops (50mg/1.25ml)
Syrup (100mg/5ml)
Chewable tabs (50mg)
Chewable tabs (100mg)
3.5 ml
7.5 ml (1 ½ tsp)
3 tablets
1 ½ tablets
6-8 hours
44-54 pounds Syrup (100mg/5ml)
Chewable tabs (50mg)
Chewable tabs (100mg)
10 ml (2 tsp)
4 tablets
2 tablets
6-8 hours
55-65 pounds Syrup (100mg/5ml)
Chewable tabs (50mg)
Chewable tabs (100mg)
Regular strength tabs (200mg)
2 ½ tsp
5 tablets
2 ½ tablets
1 tablet
6-8 hours
66-95 pounds Syrup (100mg/5ml)
Chewable tabs (100mg)
Regular strength tabs (200mg)
15 ml (3 tsp)
3 tablets
1 ½ tablets
6-8 hours
96 + pounds Syrup (100mg/5ml)
Chewable tabs (100mg)
Regular strength tabs (200mg)
20 ml (4 tsp)
4 tablets
2 tablets
6-8 hours

Always check both the CONCENTRATION and the DOSE of the medication before administering.