Dosage Chart

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Dosing Chart 

May give acetaminophen dose every 4 - 8 hours: No more than 5 doses in 24hrs

WeightTylenol mg DosageOld Tylenol
Infant drops
80mg/0.8ml
Tylenol Infant/Children's
liquid 160mg/5ml
Tylenol Chewables
80mg each
Tylenol Junior
160mg each
6-8 lbs40mg1/2 dropper (0.4 ml)1/4 tsp (1.25 ml)n/an/a
9-11 lbs60mg3/4 dropper (0.6 ml)1/3 tsp (1.875 ml)n/an/a
12-17 lbs80mg1 dropper (0.8 ml)1/2 tsp (2.5 ml)n/an/a
18-23 lbs120mg1 1/2 dropper (1.2 ml)3/4 tsp (3.75 ml)n/an/a
24-35 lbs160mg2 droppers (1.6 ml)1 tsp (5 ml)2 tablets1 tablet
36-47 lbs240mg3 droppers (2.4 ml)1 1/2 tsp (7.5 ml)3 tablets1 1/2 tablet
48-59 lbs320mgn/a2 tsp (10 ml)4 tablets2 tablets
60-71 lbs400mgn/a2 1/2 tsp (12.5 ml)5 tablets2 1/2 tablets
72-95 lbs500mgn/a3 tsp (15 ml)6 tablets3 tablets

 

 

Ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) Dosing Chart

**For babies 6 months or older only**
May give ibuprofen dose every 6 - 8 hours
WeightMotrin mg
Dosage
Motrin
Infant drops
50mg/1.25ml
Motrin
Children's liquid
100mg/5ml
Motrin 
Chewables
50mg each
Motrin Junior
100mg each
6-8 lbs40mg1 dropper (0.8 ml)1/2 tsp (2.5 ml)n/an/a
9-11 lbs60mg1 1/2 dropper (1.2 ml)3/4 tsp (3.75 ml)n/an/a
12-17 lbs80mg2 droppers (1.6 ml)1 tsp (5 ml)2 tablets1 tablet
18-23 lbs120mg3 droppers (2.4 ml)1 1/2 tsp (7.5 ml)3 tablets1 1/2 tablet
24-35 lbs160mgn/a2 tsp (10 ml)4 tablets2 tablets
36-47 lbs240mgn/a2 1/2 tsp (12.5 ml)5 tablets2 1/2 tablets
48-59 lbs320mgn/a3 tsp (15 ml)6 tablets3 tablets

 

 

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) Dosing Chart

**For babies 6 months or older only**
Benadryl is an antihistamine, so it can be used for allergic reactions, allergies, and for cough/cold symptoms. It can be given every 6 hours.
Benadryl comes in Children’s liquid suspension, Children’s Chewable tablets, Children’s Meltaway strips or adult tablets.

WeightChildren's Liquid
Suspension
12.5mg/5ml
Children's Chewable
Tablets 12.5mg
Children's Meltaway
Strips 12.5mg
11 lb to
16 lb, 7 oz
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml)n/a
n/a
16 lb, 8 oz to
21 lb, 15 oz
3/4 tsp (3.75 ml)n/a
n/a
22 lb to
26 lb, 7 oz
1 tsp (5 ml)1 tablet1 Meltaways
27 lb, 8 oz to
32 lb, 15 oz
1 1/4 tsp (6.25 ml)1 tablet
1 Meltaways
33 lb to
37 lb, 7 oz
1 1/2 tsp (7.5 ml)1 tablet
1 Meltaways
38 lb, 8 oz to
43 lb, 15 oz
1 3/4 tsp (8.75 ml)1 tablet
1 Meltaways
44 lb to
54 lb, 15 oz
2 tsp (10 ml)
2 tablets
2 Meltaways
55 lb to
65 lb,15 oz
2 1/2 tsp
2 tablets
2 Meltaways
66 lb to
76 lb, 15 oz
3 tsp
2 tablets
2 Meltaways
77 lb to
87 lb, 5 oz
3 1/2 tsp
2 tablets
2 Meltaways
88 lb +
4 tsp
4 tablets
4 Meltaways
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