Acetominophen / Ibuprofen

**** Please note NEW acetaminophen oral suspension dosing below, this will replace the OLD infant concentrated drops. There may be a time when both preparations will be sold or you still have them in your cabinet. It is OK to use either preparation, just verify which preparation you have and be sure to administer the correct dose according to the chart below.**** July 2011

Tylenol Dosage Table

Tylenol may be given every 4 hours.

Weight (pounds)

Chewable Tablets
(80 mg/tablet)

Children’s/Infant’s Oral

Suspension

(160mg/teaspoon)

“NEW” CONCENTRATION

Drops (80 mg/0.8 ml)

“OLD” CONCENTRATION

6-11

 

¼ tsp or 1.25 mls

0.4 ml

12-17

 

½ tsp of 2.5 mls

0.8 ml

18-23

1 1/2 tablets

¾ tsp of 3.75 mls

1.2 ml

24-35

2

1 tsp of 5 mls

1.6 ml

36-47

3

1 1/2 tsp or 7.5 mls

 

48-59

4

2 tsp or 10 mls

 

60-71

5

2 1/2 tsp or 12.5 mls

 

72-95

6

3 tsp or 15 mls

 

 

Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) Dosage Table

Ibuprofen may be given every 6 hours.
We do not recommend Ibuprofen drops because of potential confusion in dosing.

We do not recommend Ibuprofen for children under 6 months of age.

 

Weight (pounds)

mg of Ibuprofen

Suspension/Elixir
100 mg/5 ml = 1 teaspoon

13-17

50

1/2 tsp

18-21

75

3/4 tsp

22-32

100

1 tsp

33-43

150

1 1/2 tsp

44-59

200

2 tsp

60-71

250

2 1/2 tsp

72-93

300

3 tsp