Pediatric Acetaminophen

Repeat every 6 - 8 hours as needed or as recommended by your healthcare provider

Weight
Infant Drops
(80 mg per 0.8mL
dropper)
Children's Liquid or Elixlr***
(160 mg per 5 mL)
Children's Chewable or meltaway Tablets
(80 mg tablets)
Junior Strength
Chewable or Meltaway Tablets
(160 mg each)
 6-11 lbs./2.7-5kg
1/2 dropper
(0.4 mL)
~
~
~
 12-17 lbs / 5.4-7.7 kg
1 dropper
(0.8 mL)
1/2 teaspoon
(2.5 mL)
~
~
 18-23 lbs / 8-10.5 kg
1 1/2 dropper
(1.2 mL)
3/4 teaspoon
(3.75 mL)
1 Tablet
~
 24-35 lbs /11-16 kg
2 droppers
(2 x 0.8mL = 1.6 mL)
1 teaspoon
(5 mL)
2 tablets
1 Tablet
 36-47 lbs /16.4-21.4 kg
3 droppers
(3 x 0.8mL = 2.4 mL)
1 1/2 Teaspoons
(7.5 mL)
3 tablets
1 1/2 Tablets
 48 - 59 lbs /22-27 kg
4 droppers
(3 x 0.8mL = 3.2 mL)
2 teaspoons
(10 mL)
4 Tablets
2 Tablets
 60 -711bs / 27.2-32 kg
~
2 1/2 teaspoons
(12.5 mL)
5 Tablets
2 1/2 Tablets
 72 - 95 lbs / 33-43 kg
~
3 teaspoons
(15 mL)
6 Tablets
3 Tablets
 Over 95 lbs / >43 kg
~
4 teaspoons
(20 mL)
8 Tablets
4 Tablets
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95 Ibs/43 kg and over - may use 2 regular strength (325 mg) adult acetaminophen tablets or capsules.
*** USE ORAL SYRINGES OR SUPPLIED MEDICINE CUP TO MEASURE LIQUID (160 MG/5 ML) - NOT HOUSEHOLD TEASPOONS WHICH CAN DIFFER IN SIZE

Do not use aspirin in children during viral illnesses because of association with Reye's syndrome.

 

Children's Ibuprofen Suspension

Repeat every 6 - 8 hours as needed or as recommended by your healthcare provider

Weight
Infant Drops
(50 mL/2.5 mL syringe)
Children's Liquid **
100 mg/ 5 mL
Children's Chewable Tablets
(50 mg tablets)
Junior Strength Caplets or
Chewable Tablets
(100 mg tablets)
6-11 lbs./2.7-5kg
1/2 syringe
(0.625 mL)
~
~
~
12-17 lbs / 5.4-7.7 kg
1 syringe
(1.25 mL)
1/2 teaspoon
(2.5 mL)
~
~
18-23 lbs / 8-10.5 kg
1 1/2 syringe
(1.875 mL)
3/4 teaspoon
(3.75 mL)
1 1/2 Tablets
~
24-35 lbs /11-16 kg
2 syringes
(2 x 1.25 - 2.5 mL)
1 teaspoon
(5 mL)
2 tablets
1 Tablet
36-47 lbs /16.4-21.4 kg
~
1 1/2 Teaspoons
(7.5 mL)
3 tablets
1 1/2 Tablets
48 - 59 lbs /22-27 kg
~
2 teaspoons
(10 mL)
4 Tablets
2 Tablets
60 -711bs / 27.2-32 kg
~
2 1/2 teaspoons
(12.5 mL)
5 Tablets
2 1/2 Tablets
72 - 95 lbs / 33-43 kg
~
3 teaspoons
(15 mL)
6 Tablets
3 Tablets
Over 95 lbs / >43 kg
~
4 teaspoons
(20 mL)
8 Tablets
4 Tablets
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91 lbs / 43 kg. and over - May use 2 regular strength (200 mg) adult ibuprofen tablets/capsules.

*** USE ORAL SYRINGES OR SUPPLIED MEDICINE CUP TO MEASURE LIQUID (100 MG/ 5 ML) - NOT HOUSEHOLD TEASPOONS WHICH CAN DIFFER IN SIZE

Do not use aspirin in children during viral illnesses because of association with Reye's syndrome.

 

Document Released: 12/18/2006 Document Re-Released: 01/06/2009
ExitCare® Patient Information ©2009 ExitCare, LLC.

Contact Information

Alan S. Coit, M.D.
Pediatrics
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Rancho Mirage, CA
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