Common Medications

The following are general guidelines for dosing of some of the most common medications.

Recommended Doses of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) (pdf)

  • For infants less than 3 months of age, please always call the office before giving Acetaminophen for fevers
  • Indications: fever, pain
  • Frequency: may repeat dosage every 4-6 hours as needed
Child's WeightChildren's LiquidChewable Tablets“Junior” Chewable
Tablets or Capsules
Dosage(160 mg/5 mL)(80 mg)(160 mg)
6-11 lbs
12-17 lbs2.5 mL (½ teaspoon)
18-23 lbs3.75 mL (¾ teaspoon)
24-35 lbs5 mL (1 teaspoon)2 tablets
36-46 lbs7.5 mL (1½ teaspoons)3 tablets
47-58 lbs10 mL (2 teaspoons)4 tablets2 tablets
59-70 lbs12.5 mL (2½ teaspoons)5 tablets2½ tablets
71-95 lbs15 mL (3 teaspoons)6 tablets3 tablets

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Recommended Doses of Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) (pdf)

  • Indications: fever, pain
  • Age Range: Age 6 months and up (do not use for infants less than 6months of age unless directed by your doctor)
  • Frequency: may repeat dosage every 6-8 hours as needed
Child’s WeightInfant DropsChildren’s LiquidChewable Tablets“Junior” Chewable
Tablets or Capsules
Dosage(50 mg/1.25mL)(100 mg/5 mL)(50 mg)(100 mg)
12-16 lbs1.25 mL2.5 mL (½ teaspoon)
17-21 lbs1.875 mL3.75 mL (¾ teaspoon)
22-32 lbs2.5 mL5 mL (1 teaspoon)2 tablets
33-43 lbs7.5 mL (1½ teaspoons)3 tablets
44-54 lbs10 mL (2 teaspoons)4 tablets2 tablets
55-65 lbs12.5 mL (2½ teaspoons)5 tablets2½ tablets
66-87 lbs15 mL (3 teaspoons)6 tablets3 tablets

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