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Acetaminophen/Ibuprofen Dosage Chart

Acetaminophen (Tylenol or other brand)

Give every 4 to 6 hours as needed. *Do not give more than 5 doses in 24 hours.

Weight in pounds (lbs.) Elixir 1 teaspoon = 160 mg/5ml Chewable 1 tablet = 80 mg Jr. strength 1 caplet = 160 mg Reg. Strength 1 tablet = 325mg
6-11 lbs. 1/4 teaspoon

(1.25 ml)

12-17 lbs. ½ teaspoon

(2.5 ml)

18-23 lbs. ¾ teaspoon

(3.75 ml)

24-35 lbs. 1 teaspoon

(5 ml)

2 tablets
36-47 lbs. 1½ teaspoons

(7.5 ml)

3 tablets
48-59 lbs. 2 teaspoons

(10 ml)

4 tablets 2 caplets 1 tablet
60-71 lbs. 2½ teaspoons

(12.5 ml)

5 tablets 2½ caplets 1 tablet
72-95 lbs. 3 teaspoons

(15 ml)

6 tablets 3 caplets 1½ tablets
96+ lbs. 4 caplets 2 tablets

Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, or other brand)

Give every 6 to 8 hours as needed. *Do not give more than 4 doses in 24 hours. *Only use in children 6 months of age or older.

Weight in

pounds (lbs.)

Dose Liquid

1 teaspoon = 100 mg/5ml

Chewable

Tablets 1 tablet = 100 mg

Tablets

1 tablet = 200 mg

11-21 lbs.. 50 mg ½ teaspoon

(2.5 ml)

½ tablet
22-32 lbs. 100 mg 1 teaspoon

(5 ml)

1 tablet
33-43 lbs.. 150 mg 1½ teaspoons

(7.5 ml)

1 ½ tablets
44-54 lbs. 200 mg 2 teaspoons

(10 ml)

2 tablets 1 tablet
55-65 lbs. 250 mg 2½ teaspoons

(12.5 ml)

2 ½ tablets
66-87 lbs. 300 mg 3 teaspoons

(15 ml)

3 tablets 1½ tablets
88+ lbs. 400 mg 4 teaspoons

(20 ml)

4 tablets 2 tablets

If your child has persistently high fevers, you can give Acetaminophen alternating with Ibuprofen every 3 hours. (For example, if you gave Acetaminophen at 9am, you could give Ibuprofen at 12pm, Acetaminophen at 3pm, etc.)

Questions?

This sheet is not specific to your child but provides general information. If you have any questions, please call us at 713-861-4800.