Children's Medicine Dosage Charts Information

Acetaminophen Dosage: Please note: One dose lasts 4 hours. Do not give >5 doses in 24 hours.

                       

                       Weight

Children's Suspension Liquid

160mg/5mL

Children's Soft Chewable Tablets

80mg each

Junior Strength Chewable Tablets

160mg each

                      12-17 lbs

½ teaspoon or 2.5 mL

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                      18-23 lbs

¾ teaspoon or 3.75 mL

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                      24-35 lbs

1 teaspoon or 5 mL

2 tablets

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                      36-47 lbs

1½ teaspoon or 7.5 mL

3 tablets

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                      48-59 lbs

2 teaspoons or 10 mL

4 tablets

2 tablets

                       60-71 lbs

2 ½ teaspoons or 12.5 mL

5 tablets

2 ½ tablets

                      72-95 lbs

3 teaspoons or 15 mL

6 tablets

3 tablets

                      96 lbs & over

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4 tablets



Ibuprofen Dosage: Please Note: One dose lasts 6-8 hours. Not to be used for children under 6 months of age. Contact a provider if patient is under 6 months of age.  Do not use household teaspoons, which can vary in size.

Weight

Infant Suspension Liquid

50mg/1.25mL

Children's Ibuprofen Suspension

100mg/5mL

Children's Soft Chewable Tablets

50mg each

Junior Strength Chewable Tablets

100mg each

Junior Strength Ibupofen Caplets

100mg

12-17 lbs

1.25mL

1/2 teaspoon or 2.5 mL 

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 18-23 lbs

1.875mL

3/4 teaspoon or 3.75 mL  

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24-35 lbs

2.5mL

1 teaspoon or 5 mL

2 tablets

 1 tablet

1 caplet  

34-47 lbs

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1 1/2 teaspoon or 7.5 mL

3 tablets

 1 1/2 tablet

1 1/2 caplet  

48-59 lbs

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2 teaspoons or 10 mL

4 tablets

2 tablets

2 caplets

60-71 lbs

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2 ½ teaspoons or 12.5 mL

5 tablets

2 ½ tablets

2 ½ caplets

72-95 lbs

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3 teaspoons or 15 mL

6 tablets

3 tablets

3 tablets

96 lbs & over

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Benadryl Dosage: Please note: One dose lasts 4-6 hours.  Not to be used for children under 6 months of age.  Contact a provider if patient is under 6 months of age.  Do not use household teaspoons, which can vary in size.

                                 

Weight

Dosage

13-17 lbs

1/2 teaspoon or 2.5 mL

18-23 lbs

3/4 teaspoon or 3.75 mL

24-35 lbs

1 teaspoon or 5 mL

36-45 lbs

1 1/2 teaspoon or 7.5 mL

46 lbs or over

2 teaspoons or 10 mL

  • Milliliter is abbreviated as mL; 5mL equals one teaspoon (tsp).
  • Don't use household teaspoons, which can vary in size.
  • Aspirin should not be used in children to treat fever or pain.