Dosage Charts

Acetaminophen Dosage

  Infant’s Concentrated Drops
80mg/0.8mL
Children’s Suspension Liquid
160mg/5mL
Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets
80mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
160mg each
WeightAge Dropperful
(Use dropper)
TeaspoonTabletTablet
12-17 lbs4-11 mos½ tsp.
18-23 lbs12-23 mos¾ tsp.
24-35 lbs2-3 yrs1 tsp.2
36-47 lbs4-5 yrs1½ tsp.3
48-59 lbs6-8 yrs2 tsp.42
60-71 lbs9-10 yrs2 ½ tsp.52 ½
72-95 lbs 11 yrs 3 tsp. 6 3
96 lbs & over12 yrs4

Please note: One dose lasts 4 hours. Do not give >5 doses in 24 hours.

Ibuprofen Dosage

  Infant’s Ibuprofen Concentrated Drops
50mg/1.25mL
Children’s Ibuprofen Suspension
100mg/5mL
Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets
50mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
100mg each
Junior Strength Ibupofen Caplets
100mg
WeightAge Dropperful
(Use dropper)
TeaspoonTabletTabletCaplet
12-17 lbs6-11 mos1=(1.25 mL)
18-23 lbs12-23 mos1 ½=(1.875 mL)
24-35 lbs2-3 yrs2=(2.5 mL)1 tsp.2
36-47 lbs4-5 yrs1½ tsp.3
48-59 lbs6-8 yrs2 tsp.422
60-71 lbs9-10 yrs2 ½ tsp.52 ½2 ½
72-95 lbs11 yrs3 tsp.633

Please Note: One dose lasts 6-8 hours. Not to be used under 6 months.

  • Milliliter is abbreviated as mL; 5mL equals one teaspoon (tsp).
  • Don’t use household teaspoons, which can vary in size.
  • Aspirin should not be used in children to treat fever or pain.