Acetaminophen Dosing*

NOTrecommended for babies less than 2 months old. Give every 4-6 hours as needed for fever or pain.

NOTE: Certain concentrations (mg/ml) of acetaminophen are being phased out. Please be sure to check the concentration on the bottle of acetaminophen before dosing.

Weight (pounds) Weight (kilogram) Children's Liquid (160mg/5mL) Children's Dissolve Tabs (80mg tabs)
12-17 lbs 5.5-7.9 kg 2.5 mL (.5 teaspoon)
18-23 lbs 8-10.9 kg 3.7 mL (.75 teaspoon)
24-35 lbs 11-15.9 kg 5 mL (1 teaspoon) 2 tabs (160 mg)
36-47 lbs 16.20.9 kg 7.5 mL (1.5 teaspoons) 3 tabs (240 mg)
48-59 lbs 21-26.5 kg 10 mL (2 teaspoons) 4 tabs (320 mg)
60-71 lbs 26.6-32.2 kg 12.5 mL (2.5 teaspoons) 5 tabs (400 mg)

* For Example, Tylenol®

Ibuprofen Dosing*

For infants and children OLDER than 6 months of age. Give every 6-8 hours as needed for fever or pain.

Weight (pounds) Weight (kilogram) Children's Liquid (160mg/5mL) Junior tablets (100 mg) Adult tablets (200 mg)
12-21 lbs 5.5-9.9 kg 2.5 mL (.5 teaspoon)
22-33 lbs 10_14.9 kg 5 mL (1 teaspoon) 1 tablet (100mg)
34-43 lbs 15-19.9 kg 7.5 mL (1.5 teaspoons) 1 tablet (100mg)
44-55 lbs 20-24.9 kg 10 mL (2 teaspoons) 2 tablet (200mg) 1 tablet (200mg)
56-66 lbs 25-29.9 kg 12.5 mL (2.5 teaspoons) 2 tablet (200mg) 1 tablet (200mg)
67-88 lbs 30-39.9 kg 15 mL (3 teaspoons) 3 tablet (300mg)
89+ lbs 40+ kg 4 tablet (400mg) 2 tablet (400mg)

* For Example, Motrin® and Advil®