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Tylenol and Ibuprofen

**** Please note NEW acetaminophen oral suspension dosing below, this will replace the OLD infant concentrated drops.  There may be a time when both preparations will be sold or you still have them in your cabinet.  It is OK to use either preparation, just verify which preparation you have and be sure to administer the correct dose according to the chart below.****  July 2011


Tylenol Dosage Table

Tylenol may be given every 4 hours.

Weight (lbs) Chewable Tablets (80 mg/ tablet) Children's/Infant's Oral Suspension
(160 mg/teaspoon)
"NEW CONCENTRATION"
Drops
(80 mg/0.8 ml)
"OLD CONCEN-TRATION"
6-11   ¼ tsp or 1.25 mls 0.4 ml
12-17   ½ tsp or 2.5 mls 0.8 ml
18-23 1½ tablets ¾ tsp or 3.75 mls 1.2 ml
24-35 2 1 tsp or 5 mls 1.6 ml
36-47 3 1½ tsp or 7.5 mls  
48-59 4 2 tsp or 10 mls  
60-71 5 2½ tsp or 12.5 mls  
72-95 6 3 tsp or 15 mls  

 

Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) Dosage Table

Ibuprofen may be given every 6 hours.
We do not recommend Ibuprofen drops because of potential confusion in dosing.
We do not recommend Ibuprofen for children under 6 months of age.

Weight (lbs) mg of Ibuprofen Suspension / Elixir
100 mg / 5ml = 1 teaspoon
13-17 50 ½ tsp
18-21 75 ¾ tsp
22-32 100 1 tsp
33-43 150 1½ tsp
44-59 200 2 tsp
60-71 250 2½ tsp
72-93 300 3 tsp

 


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