Dosage Chart

Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hours May Give Every 10-11 lbs.
2-3 mo.
12-17 lbs.
4-11 mo.
18-23 lbs.
12-23 mo.
24-35 lbs.
2-3 yr.
36-47 lbs.
4-5 yr.
48-59 lbs.
6-8 yr.
60-85 lbs.
9-11 yr.
Chewable 80 mg tablets 4 - 6 hours       2 tab. 3 tab. 4 tab. 6 tab.
Chewable Junior 160 mg 4 - 6 hours           2 tab. 3 tab.
DROPS
80 mg/0.8 ml *
4 - 6 hours 1/2 dppr.
0.4 ml.
1 dppr.
0.8 ml.
1 1/2 dppr.
1.2 ml.
2 dppr.
1.6 ml.
     
Elixir 160 mg/5 ml 4 - 6 hours   1/2 tsp. 3/4 tsp. 1 tsp. 1 1/2 tsp. 2 tsp. 3 tsp.
Suppository 120 mg 4 - 6 hours     1 supp. 1 1/2 supp.      
Suppository 325 mg 4 - 6 hours       1/2 supp. 3/4 supp. 1 supp.  
Suppository 80 mg 4 - 6 hours   1 supp. 1 1/2 supp. 2 supp.      

*CAUTION: We recommend that you use the dropper or dosage cup that comes with your medicine to avoid overdosage. Dosage recommendations on bottles may vary from the recommendation on these pages. We would like you to use our recommended dosages unless your health care provider has given you a different (usually higher!) dosage. Aspirin should not be given to your child.

Ibuprofen (Motrin)

Give every 6 hours for fever over 102° rectal May Give Every 12-17 lbs.
4-11 mo.
18-23 lbs.
12-23 mo.
24-35 lbs.
2-3 yr.
36-47 lbs.
4-5 yr.
48-59 lbs.
6-8 yr.
60-85 lbs.
9-11 yr.
Chewable 100 mg tablets 6 hours     1 tab. 1 1/2 tab. 2 tab. 2 1/2 tab.
Chewable Junior 50 mg 6 hours     2 tab. 3 tab. 4 tab. 5 tab.
DROPS
50 mg/1.25 ml*
6 hours 1 dppr.
1.25 ml.
1 1/2 dppr.
1.875 ml.
2 dppr.
2.5 ml.
3 dppr.
.75 ml.
   
Suspension 100 mg/5 ml 6 hours 1/2 tsp. 3/4 tsp. 1 tsp. 1 1/2 tsp. 2 tsp. 2 1/2 tsp.
Tablets 200 mg 6 hours         1 tab. 1 1/2 tab.

* CAUTION: We recommend that you use the dropper or dosage cup that comes with your medicine to avoid overdosage. Dosage recommendations on bottles may vary from the recommendation on these pages. We would like you to use our recommended dosages unless your health care provider has given you a different (usually higher!) dosage. Aspirin should not be given to your child.