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MEDICINE DOSAGES

MEDICINE DOSAGES

Acetaminophen/Ibuprofen Dosages

Acetaminophen

Dosages for Acetaminophen medicines for different weights and ages

Medicine NameMay Give Every 10-11 lbs.
12-17 lbs.
18-23 lbs.
24-35 lbs.
36-47 lbs.
48-59 lbs.
60-85 lbs.
All Medicines

Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hours

NEW INFANT
CONCENTRATION
(Suspension) Check Bottle!
160mg/5ml

4 – 6 hours

1.25 ml

2.5 ml
1/2 tsp.

3.75 ml
3/4 tsp

5 ml
1 tsp.

1 1/2 tsp.

2 tsp.

2 1/2 tsp.
(3 tsp if
over 72 lbs)

Children’s Suspension
160 mg/5 ml

4 – 6 hours 

1/2 tsp. 

3/4 tsp. 

1 tsp. 

1 1/2 tsp. 

2 tsp. 

2 1/2 tsp.
(3 tsp if
over 72 lbs) 

Suppository 120 mg

4 – 6 hours 

1 supp. 

1-1/2 supp. 

Suppository 325 mg

4 – 6 hours 

1/2 supp. 

3/4 supp. 

1 supp. 

Suppository 80 mg

4 – 6 hours 

1 supp. 

1-1/2 supp. 

2 supp. 

 

Ibuprofen

Dosages for ibuprofen medicines for various weights and ages
Medicine NameMay Give Every 12-17 lbs.
6 mo+ 
18-23 lbs.
24-35 lbs.
36-47 lbs.
48-59 lbs.
60-85 lbs.
Suspension 100 mg/5 ml6 hours 1/2 tsp. 3/4 tsp. 1 tsp. 1-1/2 tsp. 2 tsp. 2-1/2 tsp. 
Tablets 200 mg6 hours 1 tab. 1-1/2 tab. 

 

Benadryl

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) Dose Table for every 6 – 8 hours
Child’s Weight (lbs)10 – 1415 – 1920 – 2425 – 3738 – 4950 – 99100+lbs.
Liquid 12.5 mg/5 ml233.7557.510ml
Tablets 25 mg1/21/212tablets

 

When to Use. Treatment of allergic reactions, nasal allergies, hives and itching.

Table Notes:

  • AGE LIMITS. Benadryl can be used at any age, but please consult a physician if looking to dose in a child under 4 months of age.  All dosing is based on weight, not age.  If under 6 years, don’t give products with more than one ingredient in them. (Reason: FDA recommendations 10/2008).
  • DOSE. Find the child’s weight in the top row of the dose table. Look below the correct weight for the dose based on the product you have.
  • MEASURE the DOSE. Syringes and droppers are more accurate than teaspoons. If possible, use the syringe or dropper that comes with the medicine.  If not, you can get a med syringe at drug stores. If you use a teaspoon, it should be a measuring spoon. (Reason: regular spoons are not reliable.) Keep in mind 1 level teaspoon equals 5 ml and that ½ teaspoon equals 2.5 ml.
  • ADULT DOSE. 50 mg
  • HOW OFTEN. Repeat every 6 hours as needed.