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Acetaminophen Dosage

NEW INFORMATION:

I
nfant Acetaminophen Oral Suspension Dosage
What's Changing?*

The amount (concentration) of acetaminophen for infants is changing.

All boxes and bottles clearly label the concentration. Always tell your healthcare professional exactly which concentration you have so that he or she can tell you the correct dosage amount for the product you are using.

image1 Old Concentration
80 mg per 0.8ml
image2 New Concentration
160 mg per 5ml


As always, it is very important to read and follow the label directions.

image1

The dosing device is changing.

Along with the new formula comes a new measuring and dosing device. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ALWAYS USE THE DEVICE THAT COMES WITH THE BOTTLE YOU HAVE. The old concentration came with a medicine dropper, and the new concentration comes with a dosing syringe. Pay close attention to which concentration you have so that you can always give your child the right dose.

The dosing directions are changing.

For children under two years of age, only your healthcare professional can give you the right dose for your baby, therefore, please call a doctor or pharmacist to be sure you know the right dose before using these products.

Do not use the directions from the new product with the old product. Using the directions from the new product with the old product could result in serious overdose and cause liver damage.

*from www.tylenol.com.

Childrens' Acetaminophen Oral Suspension Dosing:

 
Children's Suspension Liquid

160mg/5mL
Children's Soft Chewable Tablets
80mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
160mg each
Weight
Age
Teaspoon
Tablet
Tablet
12-17 lbs
4-11 mos
½ tsp.
   
18-23 lbs
12-23 mos
� tsp.
   
24-35 lbs
2-3 yrs
1 tsp.
2
 
36-47 lbs
4-5 yrs
1½ tsp.
3
 
48-59 lbs
6-8 yrs
2 tsp.
4
2
60-71 lbs
9-10 yrs
2 ½ tsp.
5
2 ½
72-95 lbs
11 yrs
3 tsp.
6
3
96 lbs & over
12 yrs


4

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

Ibuprofen Dosage


Infant's Ibuprofen Concentrated Drops
50mg/1.25mL
Children's Ibuprofen Suspension
100mg/5mL
Children's Soft Chewable Tablets
50mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
100mg each

Junior Strength Ibupofen Caplets
100mg

Weight
Age
Dropperful
(Use dropper)
Teaspoon
Tablet
Tablet
Caplet
12-17 lbs
6-11 mos
1=(1.25 mL)




18-23 lbs
12-23 mos
1 ½=(1.875 mL)




24-35 lbs
2-3 yrs
2=(2.5 mL)
1 tsp.
2


36-47 lbs
4-5 yrs

1½ tsp.
3


48-59 lbs
6-8 yrs

2 tsp.
4
2
2
60-71 lbs
9-10 yrs

2 ½ tsp.
5
2 ½
2 ½
72-95 lbs
11 yrs

3 tsp.
6
3
3

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.