***DOSE ALL MEDICATIONS BASED ON WEIGHT, WHICH MAY NOT CORRESPOND WITH AGE***

DOSING CHART FOR ACETAMINOPHEN (TYLENOL) to be given every 4 hours as needed.

Infant Acetaminophen now comes in one concentration, which is the same as Children’s Acetaminophen. Please check the concentration of your child’s medication to make sure it is 160mg/5ml.

Age Weights Infant/Childrens Liquid Susp 160mg/5ml Meltaways 80mg
0-3 months 6-11 lbs 1/4 tsp (1.25ml)
4-9 months 12-15 lbs 1/2 tsp (2.5ml) one tab
9-12 months 16-21 lbs 3/4 tsp (3.75ml) 1.5 tabs
12-23 months 22-32 lbs one tsp (5ml) 2 tabs
2-3 years 33-40 lbs 1 1/2 tsp (7.5ml) 3 tabs
4-5 years 41-54 lbs 2 tsp (10ml) 4 tabs
6-8 years 55-64 lbs 2 1/2 tsp (12.5ml) 5 tabs
9-10 years 65-88 lbs 3 tsp (15ml) 6 tabs

DOSING CHART FOR IBUPROFEN (ADVIL AND MOTRIN) to be given every 6 hours as needed

**do not give to children under 6 months**

Age Weights Infant Drops 50mg/1.25ml Childrens Liquid Susp 100mg/5ml
6-9 months 12-15 lbs 1.25ml 1/2 tsp (2.5ml)
9-12 months 16-21 lbs 1.875ml 3/4 tsp (3.75ml)
12-23 months 22-32 lbs 2.5 ml one tsp (5ml)
2-3 years 33-40 lbs 1 1/2 tsp (7.5ml)
4-5 years 41-54 lbs 2 tsp (10ml)
6-8 years 55-64 lbs 2 1/2 tsp (12.5ml)
9-10 years 65-88 lbs 3 tsp (15ml)

DOSING CHART FOR OTHER CHILDREN’S LIQUID PREPARATIONS (cough, cold, etc)
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl), Dimetapp, Triaminic etc.

**COUGH & COLD MEDICATIONS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OF AGE**

**Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) may be used in children under 4 years of age for allergy purposes only**

 

Age Weight Dose Frequency
6-11 months 12-17 lbs 1/2 tsp (2.5ml) every 6 hours
1-2 years 18-30 lbs 1 tsp (5ml) every 6 hours
3-6 years 31-44 lbs 1 1/2 tsp (7.5ml) every 6 hours
6-12 years 45  lbs and up 2 tsp (10ml) every 6 hours