Acetominophen

Medications and Dosages to Reduce Pain and Fever

1.       Dose these medications based on your child’s weight. If you don’t know your child’s weight, give the dose based on your child’s age. Do not give more medication than is recommended.

2.       Always use a proper measuring device such as a medication syringe or the device enclosed in the package. DO NOT use a kitchen spoon to measure these medications.

3.       Ask your physician if you are unsure of the proper dose. These charts are based on the low end of the dosing range in order to prevent an overdose. Your physician may recommend higher dosages based on your child’s exact weight.

Acetominophen (Tylenol/Other Brand) Dosing Chart

(For Infants and Children over 2 months of age)

Give every 4-6 hours, no more than 5 times in 24 hours

For Teens/Adults, do not take more than 90 ml (3000 mg) in 24 hours

 

Weight

Age

Infants’ New Formulation or Children’s Liquid 160 mg in each 5 ml

Children’s Chewable

80 mg in each tablet

Junior Strength

160 mg in each tablet

Adult Tablets

325 mg

Adult Extra Strenth Tablets

500mg

6-11 lbs(2.5-5 kg)

2-3 months

1.0-2.2 ml

 

 

 

 

12-17 lbs (5.5-7.7 kg)

4-11 months

2.5 ml

 

 

 

 

18-23 lbs (8.2-10.5 kg)

12-23 months

3.75 ml

 

 

 

 

24-35 lbs (10.9-15.9 kg)

2-3 years

5 ml

2 tablets

 

 

 

36-47 lbs (16.4-21.4 kg)

4-5 years

7.5 ml

3 tablets

 

 

 

48-59 lbs(21.8-26.8 kg)

6-8 years

 

10 ml

4 tablets

2 tablets

 

60-71 lbs (27.3-32.3 kg)

9-10 years

12.5ml

5 tablets

2.5 tablets

1 tablet

 

72-95 pounds (32.7-43.2 kg)

11 years

15 ml

6 tablets

3 tablets

1.5 tablets

 1 tablet

Greater than 95 pounds

Adults/Children Over 12 Years of Age

30 ml

 

 

2 tablets

1-2 tablets