Main Street

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, PC

Maribel Angka-Servera MD FAAP
770-521-9128
email:
dr@mainstpediatrics.com

Parents Guide

ACETAMINOPHEN & IBUPROFEN DOSING

Fever Reducers

Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tempra, Feverall) Do not give more than 5 times in a 24 hour period.  Dose based on last known weight, if one known.  Use in infants under 2 months only under doctor's supervision. TYLENOL INFANT DROPS WILL SOON CHANGE STRENGTH. READ THE LABEL CLOSELY FOR PROPER DOSING. There will be a time that BOTH strengths are available in stores.  Updated May 5, 2011

Weight

Dose in mg

Infant drops
(80mg/0.8ml)

Old Concentration

Children's Liquid or Infant Drops
(160mg/5ml)

New Concentration

Chewables
(80mg/tab)

Jr Strength
(160mg / tab)

 5-8 lbs

 40mg

 0.4 ml

 1.25 ml

  N/A

  N/A

 9-10 lbs

 60mg

 0.6 ml

 1.8 ml

  N/A

  N/A

 11-16 lbs

 80 mg

 0.8 ml

 2.5 ml

  N/A

 N/A

 17-21 lbs

 120 mg

 1.2 ml

 3.75 ml

  N/A

  N/A

 22-26 lbs

160 mg

 1.6 ml

 5 ml

 2 tabs

 1 tab if able to swallow

 27-32 lbs

 200 mg

 2 ml

 6.25 ml

 2.5 tabs

 1 tab if able to swallow

 33-37 lbs

 240 mg

 2.4 ml

 7.5 ml

 3 tabs

 1.5 tabs if able to swallow

 38-42 lbs

 280 mg

 2.8 ml

 8.75 ml

 3.5 tab

 1.5 tab

 43-53 lbs

320 mg

3.2 ml

 10 ml

 4 tab

 2 tab

 54-64 lbs

 400 mg

  N/A

 12.5 ml

 5 tab

 2.5 tab

 65-75 lbs

 480 mg

  N/A

 15 ml

 6 tab

 3 tab

 76- 86 lbs

 560 mg

  N/A

 17.5 ml

 7 tab

 3.5 tab



Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin): Do not give more than 4 times in 24 hour period

Weight     

Dosage    in mg

 Advil/Motrin Drops (50mg/1.25ml)

Children's liquid (100mg/5ml)

Chewable tablets (50mg)

 Jr Strength Caps or Chews
(100mg each)

Adult tablets (200 mg)

 9-10 lbs

 25mg

  0.625ml

 N/A

  N/A

  N/A

  N/A

 11-16 lbs

 50mg

 1.25ml

 2.5 ml

 N/A

  N/A

  N/A

 17-21 lbs

75 mg

 1.875ml

3.75 ml

  N/A

  N/A

  N/A

 22-26 lbs

 100 mg

 1.875ml + 0.625 ml = 2.5ml

 5 ml

 2 tab

 1 tab

  N/A

 27-32 lbs

 125 mg

 3.125 ml

 6.25 ml

 2.5 tab

 1 tab

  N/A

 33- 37 lbs

 150mg

 3.75 ml

 7.5 ml

 3 tab

 1.5 tab

  N/A

 38-42 lbs

175 mg

  N/A

 8.75 ml

3.5 tab

 1.5 tab

  N/A

 43-53 lbs

 200 mg

  N/A

 10 ml

 4 tab

 2 tab

 1 tab

 54-64 lbs

250 mg

  N/A

 12.5ml

 5 tab

 2.5 tab

 1 tab

 65-75 lbs

 300 mg

  N/A

15ml

 6 tab

 3 tab

 1.5 tab

 76-86 lbs

 350 mg

  N/A

 17.5 ml

7 tab

 3.5 tab

 1 tab

 87-95 lbs

 400 mg

  N/A

 20 ml

 8 tab

 4 tab

 2 tab

 >95 lbs

 adult dosing

  N/A

 20 ml

 8 tab

 4 tab

 2 tab

  

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