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Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

Weight Tylenol Milligram Dosage Tylenol Infant/Children’s liquid 160mg/5ml Tylenol Chewables 80mg each Tylenol Junior 160mg each
6 – 8 lbs 40 mg ¼ tsp (1.25 ml) N/A N/A
9 – 11 lbs 60 mg ⅓ tsp (1.875 ml) N/A N/A
12 – 17 lbs 80 mg ½ tsp (2.5 ml) N/A N/A
18 – 23 lbs 120 mg 3/4 tsp (3.75 ml) N/A N/A
24 – 35 lbs 160 mg 1 tsp (5 ml) 2 tablets 1 tablet
36 – 47 lbs 240 mg 1 ½ tsp (7.5 ml) 3 tablets 1 ½ tablet
48 – 59 lbs 320 mg 2 tsp (10 ml) 4 tablets 2 tablets
60 – 71 lbs 400 mg 2 ½ tsp (12.5 ml) 5 tablets 2 ½ tablets
72 – 95 lbs 500 mg 3 tsp (15 ml) 6 tablets 3 tablets

*May give acetaminophen dose every 4-6 hrs

Acetaminophen reduces fever and relieves pain. Typical uses include fevers, immunizations, teething, earaches, bruises, headaches, etc. Please notify us prior to using Tylenol for babies under 2 months of age.

 

Acetaminophen is available in the following forms

  • New infant liquid: 160 mg/5 ml per included syringe (shake well before using)
  • Children’s chews or meltaways: 80 mg each
  • Junior-strength chews or meltaways: 160 mg each
  • Adult regular-strength tablets: 325 mg each
  • Rectal Suppository: 120mg

Five Safety Tips for Acetaminophen

  • Don’t give to a baby under 3 months without a doctor’s approval.
  • Always use the measuring device that comes with the medicine.
  • The proper dosage is based on weight, not age.
  • Never give acetaminophen to a child who’s taking other medicines unless directed by a doctor. Other medicines may also contain acetaminophen, creating a dangerous overdose.
  • Please remember to keep all medications out of your child’s reach at all times.

Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)

Weight Motrin Milligram Dosage Motrin Infant drops 50mg/1.25ml Motrin Children’s liquid 100mg/5ml Motrin Chewables 50mg each Motrin Junior 100mg each
12-17 lbs NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!
18 – 23 lbs 75 mg 1 ½ dropper (1.875 ml) 3/4 tsp (3.75 ml) N/A N/A
24 – 35 lbs 100 mg 2 droppers (2.5 ml) 1 tsp (5 ml) 2 tablets 1 tablet
36 – 47 lbs 150 mg 3 droppers (3.75 ml) 1 ½ tsp (7.5 ml) 3 tablets 1 ½ tablet
48 – 59 lbs 200 mg N/A 2 tsp (10 ml) 4 tablets 2 tablets
60 – 71 lbs 250 mg N/A 2 ½ tsp (12.5 ml) 5 tablets 2 ½ tablets
72 – 95 lbs 300 mg N/A 3 tsp (15 ml) 6 tablets 3 tablets

*May give ibuprofen dose every 6 – 8 hours

Ibuprofen reduces fever, relieves pain, and fights inflammation. Typical uses include fevers, immunizations, teething, earaches, bruises, headache, sunburns, sore muscles, etc.

We recommend that ibuprofen not be used in babies under 1 year of age.

Ibuprofen is available in the following forms

  • Infant drops (50mg/1.25ml) Note: 1.25 ml = 1 dropper
  • Children’s liquid (100mg/5ml) Note: 5 ml = 1 tsp
  • Chewable tablets (50mg)
  • Junior strength tablets (100mg)

Benadryl

Weight Children’s Liquid Suspension Children’s Chewable tablets Children’s Meltaway strips
(12.5 mg/5 ml) (12.5 mg) (12.5 mg)
11 lb to 16 lb, 7 oz ½ tsp or 2.5 ml X X
16 lb, 8 oz to 21 lb, 15 oz ¾ tsp or 3.75 ml X X
22 lb to 26 lb, 7 oz 1 tsp or 5 ml 1 tablet 1 Meltaway
27 lb, 8 oz to 32 lb, 15 oz 1¼ tsp or 6.25 ml 1 tablet 1 Meltaway
33 lb to 37 lb, 7 oz 1½ tsp or 7.5 ml 1 tablet 1 Meltaway
38 lb, 8 oz to 43 lb, 15 oz 1¾ tsp or 8.75 ml  1 tablet 1 Meltaway
44 lb to 54 lb, 15 oz 2 tsp or 10 ml 2 chewable tabs 2 Meltaways
55 lb to 65 lb,15 oz 2½ tsp 2 chewable tabs 2 Meltaways
66 lb to 76 lb, 15 oz 3 tsp  2 chewable tabs 2 Meltaways
77 lb to 87 lb, 5 oz 3½ tsp 2 chewable tabs 2 Meltaways
88 lb + 4 tsp 4 chewable tabs 4 Meltaways

DIPHENHYDRAMINE (Brand Name: Benadryl)**
For infants 6 months or older only**

Benadryl is an antihistamine, so it can be used for allergic reactions, allergies, and for cough/cold symptoms. It can be given every 6 hours. Benadryl comes in Children’s liquid suspension, Children’s Chewable tablets, Children’s Meltaway strips or adult tablets.

 

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