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Doses and Uses of Common Over-the-Counter Medicines
We have created a helpful table for you to use when giving your child either Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tempra, many generics) or Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, many generics).

Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tempra, many generics)
Give every 4 hours if needed. 

Weight Age Infant drops
80mg per 0.8 mL
Children's syrup
160 mg per 5 mL
Chewable tablet
80 mg
Junior Chewable
160 mg
Adult Tablet Regular strength
325 mg
6-11 lbs Under 4 months 1/2 dropper = 0.4         
12-17 lbs 4-11 months 1 dropper = 0.8 1/2 tsp      
18-23 lbs 12-23 months 11/2 droppers = 0.8+0.4  3⁄4 tsp 1 1/2 tablets    
24-35 lbs 2-3 years 2 droppers = 0.8 twice 1 tsp 2 tablets 1 tablet  
36-47 lbs 4-5 years   11/2 tsp 3 tablets 11/2 tablets  
48-59 lbs 6-8 years   2 tsp 4 tablets 2 tablets 1 tablet
60-71 lbs 9-10 years   21/2 tsp 5 tablets 21/2 tablets 1 tablet
72-95 lbs 11-12 years   3 tsp 6 tablets 3 tablets 1 tablet
Over 95lbs Over 12 years   4 tsp 8 tablets 4 tablets 2 tablets

Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, many generics)
Give every 6-8 hours. Do not use a kitchen teaspoon.

Weight Age Concentrated Motrin ® Infants' Drops Children's Motrin ® Liquid Children's Motrin ® Chewable Tablets Junior Strength Motrin ® Chewable Tablets
  Under 6 mos Consult Your Child's Physician      
12-17 lbs 6-11 mos 1.25 mL      
18-23 lbs 12-23 mos 1.875 mL      
24-35 lbs 2-3 yrs   1 (teaspoon) 2 tablets  
36-47 lbs 4-5 yrs   1 1/2 (teaspoons) 3 tablets  
48-59 lbs 6-8 yrs   2 (teaspoons) 4 tablets 2 tablets
60-71 lbs 9-10 yrs   2 1/2 (teaspoons) 5 tablets 2 1/2 tablets
72-95 lbs 11 yrs   3 (teaspoons) 6 tablets 3 tablets
           
Active Ingredients   (in each 1.25 mL) Ibuprofen (50 mg) (in each 5 mL tsp) Ibuprofen (100 mg) (in each tablet) Ibuprofen (50 mg) (in each tablet) Ibuprofen (100 mg)

Notes
Weight is the best guide to dosage. Ages are given to help estimate.
One teaspoon (tsp) is 5 mL
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MYLICON®
Dosing Cart
Age Weight Mylicon®
Newborns-6 months Under 24 lbs 0.3mL
6 months-12 months Under 24 lbs 0.3mL
1 year-2 years Under 24 lbs 0.3mL
Over 2 years Over 24 lbs 0.6mL

*Not to exceed 12 doses per day.


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