Pediatric Drug Dosages

DO NOT USE ACETOMINOPHEN PRODUCTS IN CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 4 MONTHS WITHOUT DISCUSSING WITH YOUR DOCTOR

TYLENOL – Infant’s Suspension every 4-6 hours  |  Link explaining dosages.
(160mg/5ml)

6-11 lbs
12-17 lbs
18-23 lbs
24-35 lbs
1.25ml=1/4 tsp=40mg
2.5ml=1/2 tsp=80mg
3.8ml=3/4tsp=120mg
5ml=1tsp=160mg

TYLENOL – Children’s Acetaminophen Suspension every 4-6 hours
(160mg/5ml)

12-17 lbs
18-23 lbs
24-28 lbs
29-35 lbs
36-40 lbs
41-47 lbs
48-52 lbs
53-59 lbs
60-63 lbs
64-71 lbs
72 lbs
> 72lbs
½ tsp = 2.5 ml (80mg)
¾ tsp = 3.8 ml
1 tsp = 5 ml (160mg)
1 ¼ tsp = 6.2 ml
1 ½ tsp = 7.6 ml
1 ¾ tsp = 8.8 ml
2 tsp = 10 ml (320 mg)
2 ¼ tsp = 11.2 ml
2 ½ tsp = 12.5 ml
2 ¾ tsp = 13.8 ml
3 tsp = 15 ml (480 mg)
Max dose: 500 mg every 4-6 hrs

ADVIL/MOTRIN – Infant’s Concentrated Ibuprofen Drops every 6-8 hrs
(50mg/1.25ml)

11-16 lbs
17-21 lbs
22 + lbs
1.25 ml
1.875 ml
2.5 ml (1.25 + 1.25 ml)

DO NOT USE IBUPROFEN PRODUCTS IN CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 6 MONTHS WITHOUT DISCUSSING WITH YOUR DOCTOR

ADVIL/MOTRIN – Children’s Ibuprofen Suspension every 6-8 hrs
(100mg/5ml)

22-27 lbs
28-32 lbs
33-38 lbs
39-43 lbs
44-49 lbs
50-54 lbs
55-60 lbs
61-65 lbs
66-71 lbs
72-76 lbs
77-82 lbs
83-87 lbs
88 lbs
> 88 lbs
1 tsp = 5 ml (100mg)
1 ¼ tsp = 6.25 ml
1 ½ tsp = 7.6 ml (150 mg)
1 ¾ tsp = 8.8 ml
2 tsp = 10 ml (200 mg)
2 ¼ tsp = 12.2 ml
2 ½ tsp = 12.5 ml (250 mg)
2 ¾ tsp = 13.8 ml
3 tsp = 15 ml (300 mg)
3 ¼ tsp = 16.25 ml
3 ½ tsp = 17.5 ml
3 ¾ tsp = 18.75 ml
4 tsp = 20 ml (400 mg)
Max daily dose is 400 mg every 6-8 hours

Benadryl – Children’s Diphenhydramine Allergy Liquid at bedtime as needed if congestion is affecting sleep
(12.5mg/5ml)

11-14 lbs
15-17 lbs
18-21 lbs
22-34 lbs
2ml
3ml
4 ml
5 ml

INFANTS WITH SIGNIFICANT CONGESTION SHOULD BE SEEN BY YOUR PEDIATRICIAN BEFORE DECIDING TO GIVE DIPHENHYDRAMINE

Please do not ever give Aspirin (salicyclic acid) to children.