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Drug Dosages

Please be advised that companies producing acetaminophen will be reformulating the dosage for infants.

Old concentration was 80 mg / 0.8 mL

New concentration is 160 mg / 5 mL
 
  • Parents are advised to always read and follow the label.
  • Keep medicines out of reach of children.
  • Never give adult medicine to children.
  • Use only the dosing device that comes with the product.

Please discuss any questions you may have with the pediatricians on staff at North Jersey Pediatrics.

Acetaminophen is the main ingredient in Tylenol®.
Acetaminophen is used as a pain reliever and fever reducer. It should NOT be used in children under 2 months of age. The following products can be used every 4- 6 hours as needed.
Do not give more than 5 doses in 24-hours.
 
Weight
(lbs.)

Infant Tylenol Oral Suspension
(160mg/5mL)

Children’s Tylenol
Suspension (160mg/5mL)

Tylenol
Chewable
(80 mg)

6-11 lbs. 1.25 mL    
12-17 lbs. 2.50 mL    
18-23 lbs. 3.75 mL    
24-35 lbs. 5 mL 1 tsp. 2 tabs
36-47 lbs.   1 1/2 tsp 3 tabs
48-59 lbs.   2 tsp. 4 tabs
60-71 lbs.   2 1/2 tsp. 5 tabs
72-95 lbs.   3 tsp. 6 tabs


Ibuprofen is the active ingredient in Advil® and Motrin®.
Ibuprofen is used to decrease pain and swelling and to reduce fevers. It should not be used in children less than 6 months old without discussing first with your practitioner. All of these products can be given every 6-8 hours as needed.
Do not give more than 4 doses in 24-hours.
 
Weight (lbs.)

Infant’s
Ibuprofen Drops (50mg/1.25ml)

Children’s
Ibuprofen Suspension (100mg/5ml)

Junior Strength
Ibuprofen Easy-to-Swallow Caplets (100mg)

Junior Strength
Ibuprofen Chewable or Tabs(100mg)

6-11 lbs.        
12-17 lbs. 1.25 mL      
18-23 lbs. 1.875 mL      
24-35 lbs.   1 tsp.   1 tab
36-47 lbs.   1 1/2 tsp.   1 1/2 tabs
48-59 lbs.   2 tsp. 2 caplets 2 tabs
60-71 lbs.   2 1/2 tsp. 2 1/2 caplets 2 1/2 tabs
72-95 lbs.   3 tsp. 3 caplets 3 tabs


Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is used for hives and to reduce the itchiness associated with certain rashes.
Benadryl can be given every 6-8 hours as needed.
 
Weight (lbs.)
Benadryl Elixir
(12.5mg/tsp.)
Benadryl Chewable
(12.5 mg)

Benadryl Tabs
(25 mg)

12-17 lbs. 1/2 tsp.    
18-23 lbs. 3/4 tsp.    
24-35 lbs. 1 tsp. 1 tab  
36-47 lbs. 1 1/2 tsp. 1 1/2 tab  
48-59 lbs 2 tsp. 2 tab 1 tab