Dosage Charts

*Some of the cups/spoons provided are not precise.
For the most accurate dose, ask your pharmacist about getting a syringe for measuring.
IBUPROFEN SHOULD NOT BE USED IN CHILDREN UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE. BENADRYL SHOULD NOT BE USED IN CHILDREN UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE, UNLESS RECOMMENDED SPECIFICALLY BY YOUR PHYSICIAN.
Acetaminophen products (Tylenol)
Please note: One dose lasts 4 hours. Do not give >5 doses in 24 hours.

Acetaminophen Dosage
Weight
Suspension
160 mg
Chewable Tablet 
80 mg each
Chewable Tablets
160 mg each
6-11 lbs
1.25 mL
12-17 lbs
 2.5 mL
18-23 lbs
3.75 mL
24-35 lbs
 5 mL
2 tabs
36-47 lbs
7.5 mL
3 tabs
48-59 lbs
10 mL
4 tabs
2 tabs
60-71 lbs
12.5 mL
5 tabs
2 ½ tabs
72-95 lbs
15 mL
6 tabs
3 tabs
96 lbs & over
4 tabs
  • Milliliter is abbreviated as mL; 5 mL equals one teaspoon (tsp).
  • Don’t use household teaspoons, which can vary in size.
  • Aspirin should not be used in children to treat fever or pain.

IBUPROFEN SHOULD NOT BE USED IN CHILDREN UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE. Please note: One dose lasts 6-8 hours..

Ibuprofen Dosage
Weight
Oral Drops
50mg/1.25 mL
Suspension
100mg/tsp
Chewable Tablets
50 mg each
Chewable Tablets
100 mg each
Caplets
100 mg
12-17 lbs
1.25 mL
2.5 mL
18-23 lbs
2.5 mL
5 mL
 2 tabs  1 tab
24-35 lbs
3.75 mL
7.5 mL
3 tabs
  1 1/2 tabs
36-47 lbs
10 mL
4 tabs
  2 tabs 2 caps
48-59 lbs
12.5 mL
5 tabs
 2 1/2 tabs
2 1/2 caps
60-71 lbs
15 mL
6 tabs
 3 tabs
3 caps
72-95 lbs
20 mL
8 tabs
 4 tabs
4 caps

Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) Dosing:
BENADRYL IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 6 MONTHS OLD
(Unless otherwise directed by your physician)

Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) Dosing
Weight
Suspension
12.5 mg/ 5ml
Chewable
12.5mg
Capsule
25 mg
15-19 lbs
3/4 tsp
20-24 lbs
1 tsp
1 tab
25-29 lbs
1 1/4 tsp
1 tab
30-34 lbs
1 1/3 tsp
1 tab
35-39 lbs
1 1/2 tsp
1 1/2 tab
40-49 lbs
1 3/4 tsp
1 1/2 tab
50-59 lbs
2 tsp
2 tabs
1 capsule
60-69 lbs
2 1/2 tsp
2 tabs
1 capsule
70-79 lbs
3 tsp
2 tabs
1 capsule
80-89 lbs
3 1/2 tsp
2 tabs
1 capsule

 

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