Medication Dosages

 

ACETAMINOPHEN

(Minimum of 4 hours between doses)
Weight (lbs) Infant/Children's 
Suspension 160mg/5ml (1tsp)
Children's Chewable
Tablets 80mg
Junior Strength
Chewables or Caplets 160mg
6-11 1.25 ml    
12-17 2.5 ml    
18-23 3.75 ml    
24-35 5 ml 2 tabs  
36-47 7.5 ml 3 tabs  
48-59 10 ml 4 tabs 2 tabs
60-71 12.5 ml 5 tabs 2 1/2 tabs
72-95 15 ml 6 tabs 3 tabs
96 and over     4 tabs
Children less than two months of age should not be given acetaminophen without calling the physician first!

 

IBUPROFEN

(Minimum of 6 hours between doses)
Weight (lbs)
(over 6 mths)
Oral Drops
50mg/1.25ml
(1 dropper)
Suspension
100mg/5ml
(1 tsp)
Chewable Tablets
50mg
Chewable Tablets
100 mg
Caplets
100mg
12-17 1.25 ml 2.5 ml      
18-22 1.87 ml 3.75 ml 1 1/2 tabs    
23-34 2.5 ml 5 ml 2 tabs 1 tab  
35-44   7.5 ml 3 tabs 1 1/2 tabs  
45-55   10 ml 4 tabs 2 tabs 2 caps
56-66   12.5 ml 5 tabs 2 1/2 tabs  
67-88   15 ml 6 tabs 3 tabs 3 caps
89 and over   20 ml   4 tabs 4 caps

Ibuprofen SHOULD NOT be given to children under six months of age.

We do not recommend cough suppressants under the age of four years.

We do not recommend any combination cough and cold preparations.

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