Pediatric Health Library

Child Dosage Charts

Acetaminophen Dosage

  Infant's Concentrated Drops

160 mg/5ml
Children's Suspension Liquid

160mg/5mL
Children's Soft Chewable Tablets
80mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
160mg each
Weight Age Dropperful
(Use dropper)
1 teaspoon=5 ml Tablet Tablet
12-17 lbs 4-11 mos 2.5 ml 2.5 ml    
18-23 lbs 12-23 mos 3.75 ml 3.75 ml    
24-35 lbs 2-3 yrs 5 ml 5 ml 2  
36-47 lbs 4-5 yrs   7.5 ml 3  
48-59 lbs 6-8 yrs   10 ml 4 2
60-71 lbs 9-10 yrs   12.5 ml 5 2 ½
72-95 lbs 11 yrs   15 ml 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.

Benedryl 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.