Tylenol & Motrin Dosing
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Motrin® & Advil® Dose Chart

Ibuprofen provides temporary reduction of fever and relief of minor aches and pains in patients 6 months and olderPlease check for the proper dose for the product listed.  If you know the weight use the corresponding dose, if not, use the age for the proper dose.

Wt in pounds

Age

Oral Drops (50mg/1.25ml) (one Dropperful)

Suspension (100mg/5ml)

Chewable Tabs(50mg)

Chewable Tabs(100mg)

Caplets (100mg)

12-17 6-11 mos 1 dppr 1/2 tsp - - -
18-23 12-23 mos 2 dppr 1 tsp 2 tabs 1 tab -
24-35 2-3 yrs 3 dppr 1 1/2 tsp 3 tabs 1 1/2 tabs -
36-47 4-5 yrs - 2 tsp 4 tabs 2 tabs 2 cap
48-59 6-8 yrs - 2 1/2 tsp 5 tabs 2 1/2 tabs 2 1/2 cap
60-71 9-10 yrs - 3 tsp 6 tabs 3 tabs 3 cap
72-91 11 yrs - 4 tsp 8 tabs 4 tabs 3 cap

Motrin and Advil are given every 6 - 8 hours.  For more information please click here for the Motrin IB® web site.

   


Tylenol® Dosing Chart (updated 1/2013)

Acetaminophen provides temporary reduction of fever and relief of minor aches and painsPlease check for the proper dose for the product listed.  If you know the weight use the corresponding dose, if not, use the age for the proper dose.

 

Wt in pounds

Age

Infant's Liquid(160mg/5ml)

Children's Liquid (160mg/5ml)

Children's Chewable Tabs(80mg)

Jr Strength Chews

Tabs(160mg)

6-11 0-3 mos 1.25 ml - - -
12-17 4-11 mos 2.5 ml 1/2 tsp - -
18-23 12-23 mos 3.75 ml 3/4 tsp 1.5 tabs -
24-35 2-3 yrs 5 ml 1 tsp 2 tabs 1 tab
36-47 4-5 yrs - 1 1/2 tsp 3 tabs 1.5 tabs
48-59 6-8 yrs - 2 tsp 4 tabs 2 tabs
60-71 9-10 yrs - 2 1/2 tsp 5 tabs 2 1/2 tabs
72-95 11 yrs - 3  tsp 6 tabs 3 tabs
> 95 > 12 yrs - - - 4

All dosages may be repeated every 4 hours, but not more than 5 times a day.  Consult physician if fever persists for more than 3 days or if pain continues for more than 5 days.  For more information click here for the Tylenol® web site.

 

 

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