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Medicine / Dosages

NOTE: New Concentration for Infants. In accordance with FDA recommendations, acetaminophen manufacturers have changed the concentration of infant acetaminophen from 80mg/0.8ml to 160mg/5ml. Be aware that there may be both the old and new concentrations of infants' acetaminophen products available in stores and in medicine cabinets. The pediatric acetaminophen products currently on the market can continue to be used as labeled. Be sure to check the label or contact our office should you have questions. More Information

Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

 
Dosages for Acetaminophen medicines for different weights and ages
Medicine Name May Give Every  6-11 lbs.
0-3 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. 
72-95 lbs
11 yrs
> 95 lbs
Acetaminophen(Tylenol) Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hours    
Infant
Oral
Suspension
160mg/5ml
4 - 6 hours 1.25 ml 2.5 ml
 
3.75 ml
 
5 ml
 
- - - -  
Children's 
Oral Suspension
160mg/5ml
4 - 6 hours  - - - 5 ml 7.5 ml 10 ml  12.5 ml  15 ml 20 ml
Chewable or
Meltaway
80 mg tablets
4 - 6 hours  - - - 2 tabs  3 tabs 4 tabs 5 tabs
 
6 tabs 8 tabs
Chewable or
Meltaway
160 mg tablets
4 - 6 hours  - - - 1 tab 1 1/2 tab 2 tabs 2 1/2 tabs 3 tabs 4 tabs
 
Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hours

INFANT CONCENTRATION
(Suspension) 
160mg/5ml

May Give Every 4 - 6 hours
  • 6-11 lbs. 0-3 mo. - 1.25 ml
  • 12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. - 2.5 ml
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - 3.75 ml
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 5 ml

 

 

 

 

 

Children's Suspension 160 mg/5 ml

May Give Every 4 - 6 hours
  • 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
  • 72-95 lbs. 11 yr. - 15 ml

* 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 dosage. Aspirin should not be given to your child.


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