Pediatric Dosage Charts

Acetaminophen Dosage

WeightAge

Infant’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 yrs 1½ tsp.3 
48-59 lbs6-8 yrs 2 tsp.42
60-71 lbs9-10 yrs 2 ½ tsp.52 ½
72-95 lbs11 yrs 3 tsp.63
96 lbs & over12 yrs   4

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


Ibuprofen Dosage

WeightAge

Infant’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 yrs 1½ tsp.3  
48-59 lbs6-8 yrs 2 tsp.422
60-71 lbs9-10 yrs 2 ½ tsp.52 ½2 ½
72-95 lbs11 yrs 3 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

Weight

Benadryl 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 pounds

3/4 teaspoon

   

23-43 pounds

1 teaspoon

1 chewable

  

44-54 pounds

1 1/2 teaspoons

1 1/2 chewable

  

55-109 pounds

2 teaspoons

2 chewable

1 capsule

1 strip

110+ pounds

 

4 chewable

2 capsules

2 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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