Pediatric Dosage Charts from La Grande Family Medicine

It’s normal for children to need over the counter medications but making sure you give them the correct dosage is important. Providing too little may not have the desired effect and providing too much could have unintended consequences. As your child grows the dosage amount changes. See the dosages recommended by the pediatricians at La Grande Family Medicine below. If you have any questions or concerns about a medication or a dosage amount, please call our office at (541) 963-4139 before providing your child with the medication.

Children’s Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Dosage:

NOTE: New Concentration for Infants. In accordance with FDA recommendations, acetaminophen manufacturers have changed the concentration of infant acetaminophen from 80mg/0.8ml to 160mg/5ml. Be aware that there may be both the old and new concentrations of infant’s acetaminophen products available in stores and in medicine cabinets. The pediatric acetaminophen products currently on the market can continue to be used as labeled. Be sure to check the label or contact our office should you have questions.

NOTE: AGE LIMIT. Don’t use under 12 weeks of age.

Weight

Age

(NEW) Infant’s Suspension
Children’s Suspension Liquid
160mg/5mL

Teaspoon

Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets
80mg each

Tablet

Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
160mg each

Tablet

6-11 lbs

0-3 mos

Call office

 

 

12-17 lbs

4-11 mos

Call office

 

 

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos

¾ tsp.
(3.75 ml)

 

24-35 lbs

2-3 yrs

1 tsp.
(5 mL)

2

1

36-47 lbs

6-8 yrs

2 tsp.

4

2

48-59 lbs

6-8 yrs

2 tsp.

4

2 ½

60-71 lbs

9-10 yrs

5

72-95 lbs

11 yrs

3 tsp.

6

3

96 lbs & over

12 yrs

 

8

4

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

Children’s Motrin (Ibuprofen) Dosage

Weight

Age

Children’s Ibuprofen Suspension
100mg/5mL

Teaspoon

Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets
50mg each

Tablet

Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
100mg each

Tablet

Adult Tablets
200mg

Tablet

 

0-5 mos

 

 

 

 

12-17 lbs

6-11 mos

1/2 tsp.

 

 

 

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos

3/4 tsp.

 

 

 

24-35 lbs

2-3 yrs

1 tsp.

2

 

 

36-47 lbs

4-5 yrs

1 1/2 tsp.

3

 

 

48-59 lbs

6-8 yrs

2 tsp.

4

2

1

60-71 lbs

9-10 yrs

2 1/2 tsp.

5

2 1/2

1

72-95 lbs

11 yrs

3 tsp.

6

3

1 1/2

Please Note: Not to be used under 6 months of age. One dose lasts 6-8 hours.

  • 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.

Children’s 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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