Dosing Chart

TYLENOL  (acetaminophen)

 

  • DO NOT GIVE ACETAMINOPHEN TO BABIES UNDER 3 MONTHS OLD without calling your doctor first.
  • ALWAYS READ LABEL FIRST, since different medications have different concentrations.
  • ALWAYS USE MEASURING DEVICE (dropper, syringe or measuring cup) that comes with the medication or you could risk overdosing.  Never use droppers from different medications or spoons from the kitchen.

 

 

*Infant’s Suspension                  160 mg per 5 mL

Children’s
Liquid
160mg/tsp

Soft chews
And
Chewable
tablets
80mg/each

Junior
Chewable
Tablets
160mg/tab

Fever-all
Suppository
120,325 &        Adult         
650 mg             325 mg

Dose by
Weight

Age

Syringe

Teaspoon

Tablet

Tablet

Suppository

Tablet

6-11 lbs

0-3mos

 1/4 syringe 

(1.25 ml)

 

 

 

1/3 of
120 mg

 

12-17lbs

4-11 mos

1/2 syringe

(2.5mL)

1/2 tsp.

 

 

2/3 of
120 mg

 

18-23lbs

12-23 mos

3/4 syringe

(3.75 ml)

3/4 tsp.

 

 

120 mg

 

24-35lbs

2-3 years

  1 syringe                                    (5 mL)

1 tsp.

2 tablets

 

1-1/2 120 mg
1/2 325 mg

 

36-47lbs

4-5 years

 

1 -1/2 tsp.

3 tablets

1 ½  tablets

3/4 325 mg

 

48-59lbs

6-8 years

 

2 tsp.

4 tablets

2 tablets

325 mg

1 tablet 

 60-71lbs

9-10 years

 

2 1/2 tsp.

5 tablets

2 ½  tablets

3/4 650 mg

 

72-95lbs

11 years

 

3 tsp.

6 tablets

3 tablets

3/4 650 mg

 

96-119lbs

12 years

 

 

 

4 tablets

650 mg

2 tablets

120lbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 tablets

150lbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 tablets

 

*   1 tsp. = 5 ml     

 

 

MOTRIN/ADVIL (ibuprofen)

Take
every 6-8 hours
as needed

Infant’s
Drops
50mg/1.25

Children’s
Liquid
100mg/tsp

Chewable
tablets
50mg

Junior
Chewable
100mg/tab

Junior
Caplets
100mg

Advil
200mg

Dose by
Weight

Age

Dropper

Teaspoon

Tablet

Tablet

Caplet

Caplet

12-17lbs

6-11 mos

1 (1.25ml)

 

 

 

 

 

18-23lbs

12-23 mos

1 -1/2 (1.875ml)

3/4 tsp. 

 

 

 

 

24-35lbs

2-3 years

2 (2.5 ml)

1 tsp.

2 tablets

1 tablet

 

 

36-47lbs

4-5 years

 

1-1/2 tsp.

3 tablets

1-1/2
tablets

1-1/2
caplets

 

48-59lbs

6-8 years

 

2 tsp.

4 tablets

2 tablets

2 caplets

1 caplet

60-71lbs

9-10 years

 

2 -1/2 tsp.

5 tablets

2 -1/2 tablets

2-1/2
caplets

1 caplet

72-95lbs

11 years

 

3 tsp.

6 tablets

3 tablets

3 caplets

1 caplet

96-119lbs

12 years

 

 

 

4 tablets

4 caplets

2 caplets

121-150lbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 caplets

 

 

 

SUDAFED

Adults and Children 12 years and over

      SUDAFED

Sudafed
Non-Drying
Sinus

Sudafed
Nasal
Decongestant

Sudafed
12 hour

Sudafed
24 hour

Active ingredients

Pseudoephedrine
HCL 30 mg and
Guaifenesin
200 mg

Pseudoephedrine
HCL 30 mg

Pseudoephedrine
HCL 120 mg

Pseudoephedrine
HCL 240 mg

Method

2 liquid caps

2 tablets

1 tablet

1 tablet

Take as needed

Every 4 hours

Every 4 - 6 hours

Every 12 hours

Every 24 hours

Note

Not to exceed
8 liquid caps in
24 hours

Not to exceed
4 doses in
24 hours

Not to exceed
2 tablets in
24 hours

Not to exceed
1 tablet in
24 hours

 

 

     BENADRYL  (Can be given every 6 hours)

CHILD’S WEIGHT IN POUNDS

   BENADRYL

10-20
lbs

21-30
lbs

31-40
lbs

41-50
lbs

51-60
lbs

61-70
lbs

71-80
lbs

81-90
lbs

91-100
lbs

Over
100 lbs

Liquid 12.5 mg/5ml
(1 tsp)

1/2 tsp

1 tsp

1 -1/2 tsp

1-3/4 tsp

2 tsp

2-1/2 tsp

3 tsp

3-1/2 tsp

3-3/4 tsp

4 tsp

Chewable 12.5 mg each

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1 tab

1-1/2 tab

1-1/2 tab

2 tab

2-1/2 tab

3 tab

3-1/2 tab

3-1/2 tab

4 tab

Capsule 25 mg
each

_____

_____

_____

1 capsule

1 capsule

1 capsule

1 capsule

1 capsule

2 capsules

2 capsules

 

 

DELSYM

Cough suppressant recommended only for night-time to relive cough so child can sleep.

(Coughs should NOT be suppressed during the day.)

    AGE

DOSAGE

 1 to 2 years

1/4 tsp.

 2 to 6 years

1/2 tsp.

 6-12 years

1 tsp.

> 12 years

2 tsps.

 

 

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