Medicine / Dosages

Acetaminophen

 
Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hours  May Give Every  10-11 lbs.
2-3 mo. 
12-17 lbs.
4-11 mo. 
18-23 lbs.
12-23 mo. 
24-35 lbs.
2-3 yr. 
36-47 lbs.
4-5 yr. 
48-59 lbs.
6-8 yr. 
60-85 lbs.
9-11 yr. 
CHILDREN'S AND NEW INFANT 
CONCENTRATION (Suspension)
Check Bottle!160mg/5ml.  
THEY ARE EXACTLY THE SAME ALWAYS BUy THE CHILDRENS' VERSION
4 - 6 hours 1.25 ml 2.5 ml
1/2 tsp.
3.75 ml
3/4 tsp
5 ml
1 tsp.
1 1/2 tsp. 2 tsp. 2 1/2 tsp.
(3 tsp if
over 72 lbs)
Chewable or
Meltaway Junior
160 mg
4 - 6 hours            2 tab.  2 1/2 tabs
(3 tabs if
over 72 lbs.) 
Chewable or
Meltaway
80 mg tablets
4 - 6 hours        2 tab.  3 tab.  4 tab.  5 tab.
(6 tab over
72 lbs.) 
OLD INFANT
CONCENTRATION
(Drops) Check Bottle!
80 mg/0.8 ml *
4 - 6 hours  1/2 dppr.
0.4 ml. 
1 dppr.
0.8 ml. 
1 1/2 dppr.
1.2 ml. 
2 dppr.
1.6 ml. 
     
Suppository 120 mg 4 - 6 hours      1 supp.  1-1/2 supp.       
Suppository 325 mg 4 - 6 hours        1/2 supp.  3/4 supp.  1 supp.   
Suppository 80 mg 4 - 6 hours    1 supp.  1-1/2 supp.  2 supp.       
Suspension
160 mg/5 ml
4 - 6 hours    1/2 tsp.  3/4 tsp.  1 tsp.  1 1/2 tsp.  2 tsp.  2 1/2 tsp.
(3 tsp if
over 72 lbs) 
 
Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hours

CHILDREN'S and NEW INFANT CONCENTRATION
(Suspension) Check Bottle!  Since they are exactly the same always buy the children's.  It is cheaper and you will get more doses.
160mg/5ml

May Give Every 4 - 6 hours
  • 10-11 lbs. 2-3 mo. - 1.25 ml
  • 12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. - 2.5 ml or 1/2 tsp.
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - 3.75 ml or 3/4 tsp.
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 5 ml or 1 tsp.
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 1 1/2 tsp.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 2 tsp.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 2 1/2 tsp.or (3 tsp if over 72 lbs)


Chewable or Meltaway Junior
160 mg

May Give Every 4 - 6 hours
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 2 tab.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 2 1/2 tabs (3 tabs if over 72 lbs.)


Chewable or Meltaway
80 mg tablets

May Give Every 4 - 6 hours
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 2 tab.
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 3 tab.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 4 tab.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 5 tab. (6 tab over 72 lbs.)


OLD INFANT CONCENTRATION
(Drops) Check Bottle!
80 mg/0.8 ml *

May Give Every 4 - 6 hours
  • 10-11 lbs. 2-3 mo. - 1/2 dppr. or 0.4 ml.
  • 12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. - 1 dppr. or 0.8 ml.
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - 1 1/2 dppr. or 1.2 ml.
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 2 dppr. or 1.6 ml.

Suppository 120 mg

May Give Every 4 - 6 hours
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - 1 supp.
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 1-1/2 supp.

Suppository 325 mg

May Give Every 4 - 6 hours
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 1/2 supp.
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 3/4 supp.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 1 supp.

Suppository 80 mg

May Give Every 4 - 6 hours
  • 12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. - 1 supp.
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - 1 1/2 supp.
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 2 supp.

Suspension 160 mg/5 ml

May Give Every 4 - 6 hours
  • 12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. - 1/2 tsp.
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - 3/4 tsp.
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 1 tsp.
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 1 1/2 tsp.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 2 tsp.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 2 1/2 tsp. (3 tsp if over 72 lbs)