Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

NOTE: An infant’s weight needs to be exact for the dosing to be accurate. Determine your child's weight before giving any medication. Contact your pediatrician if you have any questions.

Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursMay Give Every10-11 lbs.
2-3 mo.
12-17 lbs.
4-11 mo.
18-23 lbs.
12-23 mo.
24-35 lbs.
2-3 yr.
36-47 lbs.
4-5 yr.
48-59 lbs.
6-8 yr.
60-71 lbs.
9-10 yr.
 
Children's Liquid 160 mg/5 mlDo not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursMay Give Every4 - 6 hours10-11 lbs. 2-3 mo. 1.25 ml12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. 2.5 ml
18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo.3.75 ml
24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. 5 ml
36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. 7.5 ml
48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. 10 ml
60-71 lbs. 9-10 yr.12.5 ml
Children's Chewable Tablet 160 mg/tabletDo not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursMay Give Every4 - 6 hours10-11 lbs. 2-3 mo. -12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. -18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo.-24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. 1 tab.36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. 1.5 tab.48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. 2 tab.60-71 lbs. 9-10 yr.2.5 tab.
Suppository 80 mgDo not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursMay Give Every4 - 6 hours10-11 lbs. 2-3 mo. -12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. 1 supp.18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo.1 1/2 supp.24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. 2 supp.36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. -48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. -60-71 lbs. 9-10 yr.-
Suppository 120 mgDo not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursMay Give Every4 - 6 hours10-11 lbs. 2-3 mo. -12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. -18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo.1 supp.24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. 1 1/2 supp.36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. -48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. -60-71 lbs. 9-10 yr.-
Suppository 325 mgDo not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursMay Give Every4 - 6 hours10-11 lbs. 2-3 mo. -12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. -18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo.-24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. 1/2 supp.36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. 3/4 supp.48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. 1 supp.60-71 lbs. 9-10 yr.-

CAUTION: We recommend that you use the dropper or dosage cup that comes with your medicine to avoid overdosage. Dosage recommendations on bottles may vary from the recommendation on these pages. We would like you to use our recommended dosages unless your health care provider has given you a different (usually higher!) dosage. Aspirin should not be given to your child.

NOTE: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that dosages be administered in milliliters (ml).

Printable Dosage Chart

Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Medipren)

Do not use more than 4 times a day.

Give every 6-8 hours for feverMay Give Every12-17 lbs.
6-11 mo.
18-23 lbs.
12-23 mo.
24-35 lbs.
2-3 yr.
36-47 lbs.
4-5 yr.
48-59 lbs.
6-8 yr.
60-71 lbs.
9-10 yr.
 
Infant Concentrated Drops 50 mg/1.25 ml*Give every 6-8 hours for feverMay Give Every 6-8 hours12-17 lbs. 6-11 mo.1.25 ml
18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo.1.875 ml
24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr.-
36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr.-
48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.-60-71 lbs. 9-10 yr.-
Children's Suspension 100 mg/5 mlGive every 6-8 hours for feverMay Give Every 6-8 hours12-17 lbs. 6-11 mo.2.5 ml18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo.3.75 ml24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr.5 ml36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr.7.5 ml48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.10 ml60-71 lbs. 9-10 yr.12.5 ml
Children's Chewables 100 mgGive every 6-8 hours for feverMay Give Every 6-8 hours12-17 lbs. 6-11 mo.-18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo.-24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. 1 tab.36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr.1 1/2 tab.48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.2 tab.60-71 lbs. 9-10 yr.2 1/2 tab.
Children's Tablets 100 mgGive every 6-8 hours for feverMay Give Every 6-8 hours12-17 lbs. 6-11 mo.-18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo.-24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. -36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr.-48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.2 tab.60-71 lbs. 9-10 yr.2 tab.

CAUTION: DO NOT GIVE TO AN INFANT UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE.
Consult with a physician or pharmacist before combining any medication. Some drugs may contain additional pain relievers. Aspirin should not be given to your child.

NOTE: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that dosages be administered in milliliters (ml).

Printable Dosage Chart

Itching/Allergies

 May Give Every14-19 lbs.
6-11 mo.
20-24 lbs.
12-23 mo.
25-37 lbs.
2-3 yr.
38-49 lbs.
4-5 yr.
50-99 lbs.
6-11 yr.
100+ lbs.
12+ yr.
 
Benadryl Liquid 12.5 mg/5 mlMay Give Every 6 hours14-19 lbs. 6-11 mo. Consult your pediatrician20-24 lbs. 12-23 mo. 4 ml
25-37 lbs. 2-3 yr. 5 ml
38-49 lbs. 4-5 yr. 7.5 ml
50-99 lbs. 6-11 yr. 10 ml
100+ lbs. 12+ yr.20 ml
Benadryl Chewable Tablets 12.5 mgMay Give Every 6 hours14-19 lbs. 6-11 mo. -20-24 lbs. 12-23 mo. -25-37 lbs. 2-3 yr. 1 tab.38-49 lbs. 4-5 yr. 1.5 tab.50-99 lbs. 6-11 yr. 2 tab.100+ lbs. 12+ yr.4 tab.
Benadryl Tablets 25 mgMay Give Every 6 hours14-19 lbs. 6-11 mo. -20-24 lbs. 12-23 mo. -25-37 lbs. 2-3 yr. 0.5 tab.38-49 lbs. 4-5 yr. 0.5 tab.50-99 lbs. 6-11 yr. 1 tab.100+ lbs. 12+ yr.2 tab.
Benadryl Capsules 25 mgMay Give Every 6 hours14-19 lbs. 6-11 mo. -20-24 lbs. 12-23 mo. -25-37 lbs. 2-3 yr. -38-49 lbs. 4-5 yr. -50-99 lbs. 6-11 yr. 1 cap.100+ lbs. 12+ yr.2 cap.

CAUTION: Consult with a physician or pharmacist before combining any medication. Some drugs may contain additional pain relievers. Aspirin should not be given to your child.

NOTE: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that dosages be administered in milliliters (ml).

Printable Dosage Chart

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