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Physicians Premier Emergency Rooms created this acetaminophen and ibuprofen childrens' dosage guide. Simply scroll to your child’s weight to see the recommended dosage conversion depending on the medication type. This guide is for informational purposes only. Please always note amount and time of dosage.

Acetaminophen Dosage Guide

6-11 lbs
40
1.25 ml = ¼ tsp
12-17 lbs
80
2.5 ml = ½ tsp
2.5 ml = ½ tsp
18-22 lbs
120
3.75 ml = ¾ tsp
3.75 ml = ¾ tsp
1 ½ tab
23-35 lbs
160
5ml = 1 tsp
5 ml = 1 tsp
2 tabs
1 tab
36-47 lbs
240
7.5 ml = 1 ½ tsp
3 tabs
1 ½ tabs
48-59 lbs
320
10 ml = 2 tsp
4 tabs
2 tabs
1 tab
60-71 lbs
400
12.5 ml = 2 ½ tsp
5 tabs
2 ½ tabs
1 tab
72-95 lbs
480
15 ml = 3 tsp
6 tabs
3 tabs
1 ½ tabs
96+ lbs
640
20 ml = 4 tsp
8 tabs
4 tabs
2 tabs
Dose mg
Infant Oral Susp.
Children's Oral Susp.
Chewable
Jr. Strength
Adult Tab
(160mg/5ml)
(160mg/5ml)
(80mg tab)
(160mg tab)
(325mg)
Weight

Acetaminophen can be given every 4 hours.
DO NOT give to children under 2 MOS OF AGE.
Please note amount and time of dosage given.
This guide is for informational purposes.

Ibuprofen Dosage Guide

6-11 lbs
-
12-17 lbs
50
1.25 ml = 1 drop
2.5 ml = ½ tsp
18-22 lbs
75
1.875 ml = 1 ½ drops
3.75 ml = ¾ tsp
1 ½ tab
23-35 lbs
100
2.5 ml = 2 drops
5 ml = 1 tsp
2 tabs
1 tab
36-47 lbs
150
7.5 ml = 1 ½ tsp
3 tabs
1 ½ tabs
48-59 lbs
200
10 ml = 2 tsp
4 tabs
2 tabs
1 tab
60-71 lbs
250
12.5 ml = 2 ½ tsp
5 tabs
2 ½ tabs
1 tab
72-95 lbs
300
15 ml = 3 tsp
6 tabs
3 tabs
1 ½ tabs
96+ lbs
400
20 ml = 4 tsp
8 tabs
4 tabs
2 tabs
Dose mg
Infant Oral Susp.
Children's Oral Susp.
Chewable
Jr. Strength
Adult Tab
(50mg/1.25ml)
(100mg/5ml)
(50mg tab)
(100mg tab)
(200mg)
Weight

Ibuprofen can be given every 6 hours.
DO NOT give to children under 6 MOS OF AGE.
Please note amount and time of dosage given.
This guide is for informational purposes.

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