Pediatric Dosage Charts

Acetaminophen Dosage

WeightAgeInfant’s Concentrated Drops 160mg/5mL 

Dropperful (Use dropper)

Children’s Suspension Liquid 160mg/5mL

Teaspoon

Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets 80mg each

Tablet

Junior Strength Chewable Tablets 160mg each

Tablet

12-17 lbs4-11 mos2.5ml½ tsp.
18-23 lbs12-23 mos 3.75ml¾ tsp.
24-35 lbs2-3 yrs 5ml1 tsp.2
36-47 lbs4-5 yrs1½ tsp.3
48-59 lbs6-8 yrs2 tsp.42
60-71 lbs9-10 yrs2 ½ tsp.52 ½
72-95 lbs11 yrs3 tsp.63
96 lbs & over12 yrs4

Please note: One dose lasts 4 hours. Do not give >5 doses in 24 hours.


Ibuprofen Dosage

WeightAgeInfant’s Ibuprofen Concentrated Drops 50mg/1.25mL

Dropperful (Use dropper)

Children’s Ibuprofen Suspension 100mg/5mL

Teaspoon

Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets 50mg each

Tablet

Junior Strength Chewable Tablets 100mg each

Tablet

Junior Strength Ibupofen Caplets 100mg

Caplet

12-17 lbs6-11 mos1=(1.25 mL)
18-23 lbs12-23 mos1 ½=(1.875 mL)
24-35 lbs2-3 yrs2=(2.5 mL)1 tsp.2
36-47 lbs4-5 yrs1½ tsp.3
48-59 lbs6-8 yrs2 tsp.422
60-71 lbs9-10 yrs2 ½ tsp.52 ½2 ½
72-95 lbs11 yrs3 tsp.633

Please Note: One dose lasts 6-8 hours. Not to be used under 6 months.

  • Milliliter is abbreviated as mL; 5mL equals one teaspoon (tsp).
  • Don’t use household teaspoons, which can vary in size.
  • Aspirin should not be used in children to treat fever or pain.

Benadryl Dosage

WeightBenadryl Liquid
12.5 mg = 5 mL
5 mL = 1 teaspoon
Benadryl Chewable
12.5 mg
Benadryl Capsules
25 mg
Benadryl Quick Dissolve Strips
25 mg
22-32 pounds3/4 teaspoon
33-43 pounds1 teaspoon1 chewable
44-54 pounds1 1/2 teaspoons1 1/2 chewable
55-109 pounds2 teaspoons2 chewable1 capsule1 strip
110+ pounds4 chewable2 capsules2 strips

Please note: Give every 4-6 hours, as needed, and not more than four times in 24 hours unless directed by a health care professional.

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COVID-19 Vaccines for Children 5-11

Kaplan Barron Pediatrics is excited with the release of COVID Vaccine for children 5-11! Our office now has COVID vaccine 5-11 or 12 years and up.

Call (502) 452-6337