Ibuprofen and Tylenol Dosing | Doctor Ryan - Family Medicine

Ibuprofen and Tylenol Dosing

Table Notes:

  • AGE LIMIT: If considering using in a child less than 3 months, please call your physician first to discuss temperature and symptoms
  • DOSAGE: Determine by finding child’s weight in the top row of the dosage table
  • FREQUENCY: Repeat every 6 hours as needed. Don’t give more than 5 times a day

Disclaimer: This table information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. It is provided for educational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information.

Ibuprofen Dosage Table (From the American Academy of Pediatrics)

Child’s Weight   (pounds) 12-17 18-23 24-35 36-47 48-59 60-71 72-95 96+ lbs
Infant Drops 50   mg/1.25 mL 1.25 1.875 2.5 3.75 5 ml
Liquid 100 mg/1   teaspoon (tsp) 1/2 3/4 1 1 1/2 2 2 1/2 3 4 tsp
Liquid 100 mg/5   milliliters (ml) 2.5 4 5 7.5 10 12.5 15 20 ml
Chewable 50 mg   Tablets 2 3 4 5 6 8 tabs
Junior-strength 100   mg tablets 2 2 1/2 3 4 tabs
Adult 200 mg Tablets 1 1 1 1/2 2 tabs

 

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Dosage Table (From the American Academy of Pediatrics)

Child’s Weight (pounds) 6-11 12-17 18-23 24-35 36-47 48-59 60-71 72-95 96+ lbs
Syrup: 160 mg/5 mL (1 tsp) 1.25 2.5 3.75 5 7.5 10 12.5 15 20 ml
Syrup: 160 mg/1 teaspoon 1/2 3/4 1 1 1/2 2 2 1/2 3 4 tsp
Chewable 80 mg tablets 1 1/2 2 3 4 5 6 8 tabs
Chewable 160 mg tablets 1 1 1/2 2 2 1/2 3 4 tabs
Adult 325 mg tablets 1 1 1 1/2 2 tabs
Adult 500 mg tablets 1 1 tabs