Dosage Chart Tylenol / Ibuprofen - How much should I give my child?

Dosage Chart Tylenol / Ibuprofen

Acetaminophen (dose for Children with fever) (e.g., Tylenol, Store Brand Acetaminophen) dosage based on weight.   Ibuprofen dosages (use Children’s oral liquid 100mg/tsp (e.g. Motrin, Advil, Store Brand Ibuprofen) do not use for babies less than 6 months.

Children
Age

Approx
Weight
(Lbs)

Infant Oral Suspension 160mg/5(ml) dose-in
(ml) **

Childrens’ Liquid-dose 160mg/5(ml)
dose in (Tsp)

 Children’s
Chewable
80mg
Tablets

Junior
Chew
Tablets
160 mg

 

Children
Age

Approx
Weight
(Lbs)

Dose (mg)
100mg /tsp

Dose (teas)

Under
4 Months

8
12

1.25
2.5ml

1/4
1/2

-

-

 

6 Months
11 Months

13
17

50

½

4 Months
11 Months

12
18

2.5ml
3.75

 1/2
 3/4

1
1 ½

-

 

12 Months
23 Months

18
2
3

100

1

12 Months
23 Months

18
24

3.75
5

3/4
1

1 ½
2

 

 

2 Years
3 Years

24
35

150

1 ½

2 Years
3 Years

24
36

5

1
1 ½

2
3

1
1 ½

 

4 Years
5 Years

36
47

200

2

4 Years
5 Years

36
47

-
-

1 ½
2

3
4

1 ½
2

 

6 Years
8 Years

48
59

250

2 ½

6 Years
8 Years

48
60

-
-

2
2

4
4

2
2

 

9 Years
10 Years

60
71

300

3

9 Years
10 Years

60
72

-
-

2 ½
3

5
6

2 ½
3

 

11 Years
12 Years

72
95

400

4

11 Years

72
92

-
-

3
4

6
8

3
4

         

12 Years

96 &
over

-
-

4

8

4

         
Acetaminophen-One dose may be given every 4 to 6 hrs as needed.
** Use syringe provided
  Ibuprofen-One dose may be given every 6 to 8 hrs as needed. Do not use with active vomiting, a head injury or where there is active bleeding.