ACETAMINOPHEN AND IBUPROFEN DOSING CHART


ACETAMINOPHEN DOSING

The following table gives acetaminophen dosage guidelines by weight. It can be used for the different available commercial products including Tylenol, Tempra, Panadol, and generics.


Weight Dose

Infant Drops     80 mg/0.8cc

Children's Syrup 160 mg/tspn Suppositories 120 mg Adult Tablets          325 mg
6 - 12 lbs 40 mg 1/2 dropper n/a n/a n/a
13 - 17 lbs 80 mg 1 dropper 1/2 tspn 1/2 sup. n/a
18 - 23 lbs 120 mg 1 1/2 dropper 3/4 tspn n/a n/a
24 - 35 lbs 160 mg 2 droppers 1 tspn 1 sup. n/a
36 - 47 lbs 240 mg 3 droppers 1 1/2 tspn 2 sup. n/a
48 - 59 lbs 320 mg 4 droppers 2 tspn 2 sup. 1 tablet
60 - 71 lbs 400 mg n/a 2 1/2tspn n/a 1 tablet
72 - 95 lbs 480 mg n/a 3 tspn n/a 1 tablet
> 95 lbs 640 mg n/a 4 tspn n/a 2 tablets

IBUPROFEN DOSING

The following table gives ibuprofen dosage guidelines by weight. It can be used for the different available commercial products including Motrin, Advil, or generic ibuprofen. Do not use ibuprofen if your child is under 6 months without first checking with one or our physicians.


Weight Dose Infant Drops      50 mg/1.25ml (2/3 dropper)                     75 mg/1.875ml  (1 dropper) Children's Syrup 100 mg/tspn Chewable        100 mg Adult Tablets           200 mg
12 - 15 lbs 50 mg 1.25 ml 0.5 tspn n/a n/a
16 - 20 lbs 75 mg 1.875 ml .75 tspn n/a n/a
21 - 30 lbs 100 mg 2.5 ml 1 tspn 1 n/a
31 - 40 lbs 150 mg n/a 1.5 tspn 1.5 n/a
41 - 50 lbs 200 mg n/a 2 tspn 2 1 tablet
51 - 60 lbs 250 mg n/a 2.5 tspn 2.5 1 tablet
61 - 70 lbs 300 mg n/a 3 tspn 3 1 tablet
71 - 80 lbs 350 mg n/a 3.5 tspn 3.5 1 tablet
> 80 lbs 400 mg n/a 4 tspn 4 2 tablets