Childrens’ Tylenol© / acetaminophen SUSPENSION LIQUID 160 mg per 5ml

  • Under 12 lb give 1.25 ml (1/4 tsp) every 4 hours as needed
  • From 12 lb to 17lb give 2.5ml (1/2 tsp) every 4 hours as needed
  • From 18 lb to 22 lb give 3.75ml (3/4 tsp) every 4 hours as needed
  • From 23 lbs to 32 lbs give 5ml (1 tsp) every 4 hours as needed
  • For 35 lbs and above follow package directions

In 2011 infant acetaminophen (Tylenol©) drops products were removed from the market to reduce dosing confusion. Follow dosing guide above for infant children using standard suspension liquid.

Infants’ Motrin / ibuprofen CONCENTRATED DROPS (50 mg/1.25 ml)

  • Only recommended for 6 months or older
  • From 11 lb to under 16 lb 8 oz give 1.25 ml every 6 hours as needed
  • From 16 lb8oz to under 22 lb give 1.875 ml every 6 hours as needed
  • From 22 lb to under 33 lb give 2.5 ml (2 droppers of 1.25 ml) every 6 hrs as needed

Children’s Motrin / ibuprofen SUSPENSION LIQUID(100 mg per 5 ml)

  • Only recommended for 6 months or older
  • From 11lb to under 16 lb 8oz give 2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) every 6 hours as needed
  • From 16lb8oz to under 22lb give 3.75 ml (3/4 tsp) every 6 hours as needed
  • From 22lb to under 33 lb give 5 ml (1 tsp) every 6 hours as needed
  • From 33lb to under 38.5 lb give 7.5ml (1 1/2 tsp) every 6 hours as needed
  • 38.5 lb and above follow package directions

Benadryl© (diphenhydramine)

Benadryl© is an antihistamine that is primarily used for allergic disorders. This include allergic skin rashes like hives and poison oak. It is also helpful for seasonal allergies. In older children it can be used as an occasional sedative (like for that long plane ride). In general it should not be used for common cold symptoms at is not helpful and may increase chance for ear infection. It ts to be given no more often than every six hours. Not routinely recommend for children under one year of age unless advised by your healthcare provider.

  • Less than 1 year old please call the office first
  • From 22 to 32 pounds give 3.75 ml (3/4 tsp) every 6 hours as needed
  • From 33 to 43 pounds give 5 ml (1 tsp) OR 1 chewable 12.5mg tablet every 6 hours as needed
  • From 44 to 54 pounds give 7 ml (1 1/2 tsp) OR 1 1/2 chewable 12.5mg tablet every 6 hours as needed
  • From 55 to 109 pounds give 10 ml (2 tsp) OR 2 chewable 12.5mg tablets OR 1 25mg capsule every 6 hours as needed
  • For 110 pounds or greater give 4 chewable 12.5mg tablets OR 2 25mg capsules every 6 hours as needed

Further information