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Dosage Charts

Acetaminophen Dosage

 

Children's Suspension Liquid

160mg/5mL

Children's Suspension Liquid

160mg/5mL

Children's Soft Chewable Tablets

80mg each

Junior Strength Chewable Tablets

160mg each

Weight

Age

Dropperful
(Use dropper)

Teaspoon

Tablet

Tablet

6-11 lbs 

 0-3 mos

 1.25 mL

¼ tsp.

 

 

12-17 lbs

4-11 mos

2.5 mL

½ tsp.

 

 

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos

3.75 mL

¾ tsp.

 

 

24-35 lbs

2-3 yrs

5 mL

1 tsp.

2

 

36-47 lbs

4-5 yrs

 

1½ tsp.

3

 

48-59 lbs

6-8 yrs

 

2 tsp.

4

2

60-71 lbs

9-10 yrs

 

2 ½ tsp.

5

2 ½

72-95 lbs

11 yrs

 

3 tsp.

6

3

96 lbs & over

12 yrs

 

 

 

4

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

Ibuprofen Dosage

 

Infant's Ibuprofen Concentrated Drops
50mg/1.25mL

Children's Ibuprofen Suspension
100mg/5mL

Children's Soft Chewable Tablets
50mg each

Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
100mg each

Junior Strength Ibupofen Caplets
100mg

Weight

Age

Dropperful
(Use dropper)

Teaspoon

Tablet

Tablet

Caplet

12-17 lbs

6-11 mos

1=(1.25 mL)

 

 

 

 

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos

1 ½=(1.875 mL)

 

 

 

 

24-35 lbs

2-3 yrs

2=(2.5 mL)

1 tsp.

2

 

 

36-47 lbs

4-5 yrs

 

1½ tsp.

3

 

 

48-59 lbs

6-8 yrs

 

2 tsp.

4

2

2

60-71 lbs

9-10 yrs

 

2 ½ tsp.

5

2 ½

2 ½

72-95 lbs

11 yrs

 

3 tsp.

6

3

3

Please note: One dose lasts 6-8 hours. Not to be used under 6 months.

Benadryl Dosage

 

 Liquid

12.5mg/1 tsp

Liquid

12.5mg/1 tsp

Chewable Tablets

12.5mg each

Tablets

25mg each

Weight

Dropperful
(Use dropper)

Teaspoon

Tablet

Tablet

22-32 lbs

5 mL

1 tsp.

 

 

33-42 lbs

7.5 mL

1½ tsp.

 1½

 

43-53 lbs

 

2 tsp.

2

 1

 

 

 

 

 

Please note: One dose lasts 6 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.