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Tylenol (acetaminophen) Dosing

Motrin (ibuprofen or Advil) Dosing

Benadryl Dosing

 

ACETAMINOPHEN DOSAGE (for fever and pain) 

IMPORTANT:  There are 2 different strengths of Infant Drops available; make sure you check which strength you have before you dose!

Child's weight more than (pounds) 7 14 21 28 42 56 84 112 lbs
Total amount (mg) 40 80 120 160 240 325 480 650 mg
Drops 160mg/5ml 1.25 ml 2.5ml 3.75ml 5 ml 7.5 ml -- -- -- ml
Drops 80 mg/0.8ml 0.4ml 0.8ml 1.2ml 1.6ml 2.4ml -- -- -- ml
Syrup: 160 mg/5 ml (1 tsp) -- 1 1 2 2 4 tsp
Chewable 80 mg tablets -- -- 1 2 3 4 5-6 8 tabs
Chewable 160mg tablets -- -- -- 1 1 2 3 4 tabs
Adult 325 mg tablets -- -- -- -- -- 1 1-1 2 tabs

> Acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) Dosage:  determine by finding your child's weight in the top row of the dosage table.
> Adult dose 650 mg.
> Repeat every 4-6 hours as needed. Don't give more than 5 times a day.
> Note: Acetaminophen also comes in 80, 120, 325, and 650 mg suppositories (the rectal dose is the same as the dosage given by mouth).
> Don't use under 3 months of age (reason: fever during the first 12 weeks of life needs to be documented in a medical setting and if present, your infant needs a complete evaluation).

Disclaimer: This information is not intended be a substitute for professional medical advice. It is provided for educational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information.

IBUPROFEN DOSAGE (for fever and pain)

Child's weight more than (pounds) 12 18 24 36 48 60 72 96 lbs
Total amount (mg) 50 75 100 150 200 250 300 400 mg
Drops 50 mg/1.25 ml 1.25ml 1.875 ml 2.5 m 3.75 ml 5 ml -- -- -- dropper
Syrup: 100 mg/2.5 ml 1.25 -- 2.5 -- 5.0 -- -- -- ml
Liquid 100 mg/5 ml (tsp) 3/4 1 1 2 2 3 4 tsp
Chewable 80 mg tablets -- -- 1 2 3 4 5-6 8 tabs
Junior-strength 100 mg tablets -- -- -- -- 2 2 3 4 tabs
Adult 200 mg tablets -- -- -- -- -- 1 1-1 2 tabs

> Ibuprofen (e.g. Advil and Motrin) Dosage: determine by finding your child's weight in the top row of the dosage table.
> Adult dose: 400 mg
> Repeat every 6-8 hours as needed
> Don't use under 6 months of age (Reason: safety not established and doesn't have FDA approval.)

Disclaimer: This information is not intended be a substitute for professional medical advice. It is provided for educational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information.

Benadryl Table
 

Benadryl Dosage (Antihistamine)

Child's weight more than (pounds) 20 25 38 50 100 lbs.
 Total amount (mg) 10 12.5 19 25 50 mg.
 Liquid 12.5mg/5ml (tsp) 1 1 2 -- tsp
 Chewable 12.5 mg -- 1 1 2 4 tablets
 Capsules 25 mg -- --

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1 2 caps
  • Benadryl Dosage: determine by finding your child's weight in the top row of the dosage table.
  • Adult dose: 50 mg
  • Repeat every 6-8 hours as needed
  • Don't use under 1 year of age (Reason: it's a sedative)