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Medication Dosage Charts

Use your child’s weight to determine the dosage for each medication.

Contact the office for dosages for children under 2 years of age.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Administer every 4 hours

Weight (lbs.) Age Children’s Suspension (160 mg./5 mL) Children’s Tylenol Meltaways (80 mg. each) Junior Tylenol Meltaways (160 mg. each)
6–11 0–3 months 1.25 mL
12–17 4–11 months 2.5 mL
18–23 12–23 months 3.75 mL
24–35 2–3 years 5 mL (1 tsp.) 2
36–47 4–5 years 7.5 mL (1 ½ tsp.) 3 1 ½
48–59 6–8 years 10 mL (2 tsp.) 4 2
60–71 9–10 years 12.5 mL (2 ½ tsp.) 5 2 ½
72–95 11 years 15 mL (3 tsp.) 6 3
96 and over 12 years 4

Ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil)
Administer every 6 hours

Weight (lbs.) Age Infant Drops (50 mg./1.25mL) Children’s Suspension (100 mg./5 mL) Junior Strength Tabs/Caplets (100 mg. each)
12–17 6–11 months 1.25 mL
18–23 12–23 months 1.875 mL
24–35 2–3 years 2.5 mL 5 mL (1 tsp.) 1
36–47 4–5 years 7.5 mL (1 ½ tsp.) 1 ½
48–59 6–8 years 10 mL (2 tsp.) 2
60–71 9–10 years 12.5 mL (2 ½ tsp.) 2 ½
72–95 11 years 15 mL (3 tsp.) 3
96 and over 12 years 4

Benadryl
Administer every 6 hours

Weight (lbs.) Liquid (12.5 mg./5 mL)
5 mL = 1 tsp.
Chewables (12.5 mg.) Tablets or Capsules (25 mg.)
20–24 4 mL (3/4 tsp.)
25–37 5 mL (1 tsp.) ½ tablet
38–49 7.5 mL (1 ½ tsp.) 1 ½ tablets ½ tablet
50–99 10 mL (2 tsp.) 2 tablets 1 tablet or capsule
100+ 4 tablets 2 tablets or capsules