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Dosing for Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin/Advil (Ibuprofen)

Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used starting at birth HOWEVER a fever can be dangerous so please talk to the doctor PRIOR to giving Tylenol in a child less than 3 months.

The dose of Tylenol is 15 mg/kg so knowing your child’s weight is very important.  You can use this chart to decide the best dose for your child.

– Give medicine every 4 to 6 hours as needed (no more than 5 times in 24 hours)
– Do not use more than one product containing acetaminophen at the same time
– Use the measuring device that comes with liquid medicine
– If you have a question or need help to find the right product for your child talk to a pharmacist
5ml = 160mg Children’s Tablets
1 tablet = 80mg Junior Strength
1 tablet = 160mg

Weight Liquid

5ml = 160mg

Children’s Tablets

1 tablet = 80mg

Junior Strength

1 tablet = 160mg

6-11 pounds 1.25ml
12-17 pounds 2.5ml
18-23 pounds 3.75ml
24-35 pounds 5ml 2 tablets 1 tablet
36-47 pounds 7.5ml 3 tablets 1 ½ tablets
48-59 pounds 10ml 4 tablets 2 tablets
60-71 pounds 12.5ml 5 tablets 2 ½ tablets
72-95 pounds 15ml 6 tablets 3 tablets
Advil/Motrin/Ibuprofen can be used starting at 6 MONTHS OF AGE. The dose of Advil is 10 mg/kg so knowing your child’s weight is very important.  You can use this chart to decide the best dose for your child.
– Give medicine every 6 to 8 hours as needed (no more than 4 times in 24 hours)
– Do not use more than one product containing ibuprofen at the same time
– Use the measuring device that comes with liquid medicine
– If you have questions or need help to find the right product for your child, talk to a pharmacist.
Weight Infant Drops

1.25ml = 50mg

Children’s Liquid

5ml = 100mg

Junior Strength

1 tablet = 100mg

12-17 pounds 1.25ml 2.5ml
18-23 pounds 1.875ml 3.75ml
24-35 pounds 2.5ml 5ml 1 tablet
36-47 pounds 7.5ml 1 ½ tablets
48-59 pounds 10ml 2 tablets
60-71 pounds 12.5ml 2 ½ tablets
72-95 pounds 15ml 3 tablets

Developmental Milestones

At OSUWMC Internal Medicine and Pediatrics we believe in monitoring your child’s development as they grow.  We follow the AAP recommendations to do a formal evaluation at 9, 18, 24, and 36 months.

 

Here are links to the forms we use if you would like to complete them in advance of your visit.  We know that sometimes it’s nice to take more time and try a few of the activities at home before you see us.

 

9 month ASQ

18 month MCHAT-R

24 month ASQ

36 month ASQ