Medications and Dosages to Reduce Pain and Fever

ACETAMINOPHEN DOSING INFORMATION

(Tylenol or another brand) Give every 4-6 hours, as needed, no more than 5 times in 24 hours (unless directed by your physician or healthcare provider).

Weight of Child (lbs)

Age of Child

Infant Drops
0.8 ml =
80 mg

Child's Liquid or Suspension
1 tsp (5ml) = 160 mg

Children's Tablets
1 TAB = 80mg

Junior Strength
1 TAB = 160mg

6-11

0-3 mo

0.4 ml

N/A

N/A

N/A

12-17

4-11 mo

0.8 ml

1/2 tsp (80mg)

N/A

N/A

18-23

12-23 mo

1.2 ml

3/4 tsp (120mg)

N/A

N/A

24-35

2-3 yrs

1.6 ml

1 tsp (160mg)

2 TAB

N/A

36-47

4-5 yrs

N/A

1.5 tsp (240mg)

3 TAB

N/A

48-59

6-8 yrs

N/A

2 tsp (320mg)

4 TAB

2 TAB

60-71

9-10 yrs

N/A

2.5 tsp (400mg)

5 TAB

2.5 TAB

72-95

11 yrs

N/A

3 tsp (480mg)

6 TAB

3 TAB


IBUPROFEN DOSING INFORMATION

(Advil, Motrin or another brand) Give every 6-8 hours, as needed, no more than 4 times in 24 hours (unless directed by your physician or healthcare provider).

Weight of Child (lbs)

Age of Child

Infant Drops
1.25 ml = 50mg

Child's Liquid or Suspension
1 tsp (5ml) = 100 mg

Children's Tablets
1 TAB = 50mg

Junior Strength
1 TAB = 100mg

< 11

< 6mo

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

12-17

6-11 mo

1.25ml

N/A

N/A

N/A

18-23

12-23 mo

1.875 ml

N/A

N/A

N/A

24-35

2-3 yrs

N/A

1 tsp (100mg)

2 TAB

N/A

36-47

4-5 yrs

N/A

1.5 tsp (150mg)

3 TAB

N/A

48-59

6-8 yrs

N/A

2 tsp (200mg)

4 TAB

2 TAB

60-71

9-10 yrs

N/A

2.5 tsp (250mg)

5 TAB

2.5 TAB

72-95

11 yrs

N/A

3 tsp (300mg)

6 TAB

3 TAB

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