Dosing Charts - Tylenol(acetaminophen), Ibuprofen, Benadryl

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Dosing

Please call the office if your child is younger than 3 months old with a fever or if your child is lethargic, has a rash with fever, has had a fever for more than 2 days or has a fever greater than 103.5.

Weight

Age

Infant Suspension
160mg / 5 ml

Children Suspension
160 mg / 5 ml

6 – 11 lbs

0-3 months

1.25 ml

1.25 ml

12 – 17 lbs

4 – 11 months

2.5 ml

2.5 ml

18 – 23 lbs

12 – 23 months

3.75 ml

3.75 ml

24 – 35 lbs

2 – 3 years old

5 ml

5 ml

36 – 47 lbs

4 – 5 years old

_

7.5 ml

48 – 59 lbs

6 – 8 years old

_

10 ml

60 – 71 lbs

9 – 10 years old

_

12.5 ml

72 – 95 lbs

11 – 12 years old

_

15 ml

Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) Dosing

Do not give ibuprofen to children younger than 6 months old. Call the office if your child has fever with: lethargy, rash, or fevers lasting longer than 2 days. Do not use if allergic to ibuprofen or NSAIDS. Do not use more than 4 doses in 24 hours.

Weight

Age

Infant Concentrated Drops

Childrens ibuprofen suspension 100 mg / 5 ml

12 – 17 LBS

6 – 11 months

1.25 ml

 

18 – 23 lbs

12 – 23 months

1.875 ml

 

24 – 35 lbs

2 – 3 years

 

5 ml

36 – 47 lbs

4 – 5 years

 

7.5 ml

48 – 59 lbs

6 – 7 years

 

10 ml

60 – 71 lbs

8 - 9 years

 

12.5 ml

72 – 95 lbs

10 – 11 years

 

15 ml

 

 

 

 

Benadryl Dosage

Please do not use multi – ingredient medications in children. Accidental overdose may occur.
If your child is under 9 months of age, please contact the office for dosage.


Weight of child

16 – 20 lbs

20 – 24 lbs

25 – 37 lbs

38 – 49 lbs

50 – 99 lbs

100 +

Liquid 12.5 mg / 5 ml

2.5 ml

3.75 ml

5 ml

7.5 ml

10 ml

 

Chewable tabs 12.5 mg

X

X

1 tab

1 1/2 tabs

2 tabs

4 tab

Tablets 25 mg

X

X

½ tab

½ - ¾ tab

1 tab

2 tab

Capsule 25 mg

X

X

X

X

1 capsule

2 capsule

2.5 ml = ½ tsp
3.75 ml = ¾ tsp
Do not use Benadryl for allergies in children under age 1 because it can be a sedative.  If your child has hives for the first time, please call the office.  If your child has hives and breathing difficulties, give Benadryl and call the office immediately or 911.

Bendaryl (diphenhydramine) may be given every 6 – 8 hours.