Dosages for Children’s Pain and Fever Medications

Brand names: Tylenol, Equate, Triaminic, Pediacare.

Infants’ Acetaminophen Dosages

Oral Suspension – 160mg/5 mL

   
WeightAgeDose (mL)
6-11 lbs
0-3 months
1.25 mL
12-17 lbs
4-11 months
2.5 mL
18-23 lbs
12-23 months
3.75 mL
24-35 lbs
24-36 months
5 mL

Forms it’s sold in:
infants’ concentrated drops, children’s suspension, tablets and liquid-gels

Brand names: Advil, Motrin

Infant and
Children’s
Ibuprofen Dosages
 

 

 


     
Weight
Age
Infants’ Concentrated DropsChildren’s SuspensionTablets or Liqui-Gels
n/a
Under 6 months
Do Not Use
Do Not Use
Do Not Use
12-17 lbs6-11 mos1.25 mL

every 6-8 hours, do not exceed 4 doses in 24 hours

 Use Infant’s Concentrated DropsUse Infant’s Concentrated Drops
18-23 lbs12-23 mos1.875 mL

every 6-8 hours, do not exceed 4 doses in 24 hours

Use Infant’s Concentrated DropsUse Infant’s Concentrated Drops
24-35 lbs2-3 yrsUse childrens’s suspension1 tsp

every 6-8 hrs, do not exceed 4 doses in 24 hours

Use childrens’s suspension
36-47 lbs4-5 yrsUse childrens’s suspension1 1/2 tsp

every 6-8 hrs, do not exceed 4 doses in 24 hours

Use childrens’s suspension
48-59 lbs6-8 yrsUse childrens’s suspension2 tsp

every 6-8 hrs, do not exceed 4 doses in 24 hours

Use childrens’s suspension
60-71 lbs9-10 yrsUse childrens’s suspension2 1/2 tsp

every 6-8 hrs, do not exceed 4 doses in 24 hours

Use childrens’s suspension
72-95 lbs11 yrsUse childrens’s suspension3 tsp

every 6-8 hrs, do not exceed 4 doses in 24 hours

Use childrens’s suspension
n/a12+ yrsUse tablets or liquid-gelsUse tablets or liquid-gels1 or 2 tablets

every 4-6 hours, do not exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours