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.
 
Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursInfant Suspension Liquid
160mg/5ml
May Give Every4-6 hours10-11 lbs. 2-3 mo. 2 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. -
48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. -
60-71 lbs. 9-10 yr.-
Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursChildren's Liquid 160 mg/5 mlMay 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. 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
Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursChildren's Chewable Tablet 160 mg/tabletMay 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.
Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursSuppository 80 mgMay 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.-
Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursSuppository 120 mgMay 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.-
Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursSuppository 325 mgMay 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 fever over 102° rectalMay 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.
 
Give every 6-8 hours for fever over 102° rectal Infant Concentrated Drops 50 mg/1.25 ml*May 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.-
Give every 6-8 hours for fever over 102° rectal Children's Suspension 100 mg/5 mlMay 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
Give every 6-8 hours for fever over 102° rectal Children's Chewables 100 mgMay 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.
Give every 6-8 hours for fever over 102° rectal Children's Tablets 100 mgMay 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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