ACETAMINOPHEN (Tylenol or another brand) is a fever/pain reducer given ever 4-6 hours as needed. Do not give more than 5 times in 24 hours. Note: Acetaminophen dosages have changed. Infants' Drops 80mg in each 0.8ml has been discontinued

 

 

CHILD’S WEIGHT

 

CHILD’S AGE

INFANTS NEW FORMULATION OR CHILDREN’S LIQUID

(160 mg in 5 mL)

 

CHILDREN’S CHEWABLES

(80 mg in each tab)

 

JUNIOR STRENTH

(160 mg in each tab)

6-11 lbs (2.7-5 kg)

0-3 months

¼ teaspoon or 1.25 mL

 

 

12-17 lbs (5.5-7.7 kg)

4-11 months

½ teaspoon or 2.5 mL

 

 

18-23 lbs (8.2-10.5 kg)

12-23 months

¾ teaspoon or 3.75 mL

 

 

24-35 lbs (10.9-15.9 kg)

2-3 years

1 teaspoon or 5 mL

2 tablets

 

36-47 lbs (16.4-21.4 kg)

4-5 years

1 ½ teaspoon or 7.5 mL

3 tablets

 

48-59 lbs (21.8-26.8 kg)

6-8 years

2 teaspoon or 10 mL

4 tablets

2 tablets

60-71 lbs (27.3-32.3 kg)

9-10 years

2 ½ teaspoon or 12.5 mL

5 tablets

2 ½ tablets

72-95 lbs (32.7-43.2 kg)

11 years

3 teaspoon or 15 mL

6 tablets

3 tablets

-Give the dose based on your child's weight. If you don't know your child's weight, give the dose based on your child's age.

-If the child is under 2 months of age and has a temperature greater than 100.4 rectally, STOP and call the office.