Tylenol® and Motrin® Dosing Chart

Note: New Concentration for Infants. In accordance with FDA recommendations, acetaminophen manufacturers have changed the concentration of infant acetaminophen from 80mg/0.8ml to 160mg/5ml. Be aware that there may be both the old and new concentration of infants' acetaminophen products available in stores and in medicine cabinets. The pediatric acetaminophen products currently on the market can continue to be used as labeled. Be sure to check the label or contact our office should you have questions. It is important to note that the old infant' acetaminophen concentrated drops have 3x more medicine than the new infants' acetaminophen oral suspension.

Tylenol® Dosing Chart

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.
5 yr.
48-59 lbs.
6-8 yr.
60-85 lbs.
9-11 yr.
NEW INFANT CONCENTRATION
(Suspension) Check Bottle! 160mg/5ml
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.)
Old INFANT CONCENTRATION
(Drops) Check Bottle! 80mg/0.8ml *
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.
     
Chewable 80mg tablets 4-6 hours       2 tab. 3 tab. 4 tab. 5 tab.
(6 tab. if over 72 lbs)
Chewable Junior 160mg 4-6 hours           2 tab. 2.5 tabs (3 tab. if over 72 lbs)
Elixir 160mg/5ml 4-6 hours   1/2 tsp. 3/4 tsp. 1 tsp 1 1/2 tsp. 2 tsp. 2.5 tsp. (3 tsp. if over 72 lbs)
Suppository 120mg 4-6 hours     1 supp. 1 1/2 supp.      
Suppository 325mg 4-6 hours       1/2 supp. 3/4 supp. 1 supp.  
Suppository 80mg 4-6 hours   1 supp. 1 1/2 supp. 2 supp.      

Motrin® Dosing Chart

Give every 6 hrs May Give Every 12-17 lbs
6-11 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.
Chewable tabs 100mg 6 hrs     1 tab. 1.5 tabs. 2 tabs. 2.5 tabs.
Chewable tabs 50mg 6 hrs     2 tabs. 3 tabs. 4 tabs. 5 tabs.
DROPS 50mg/1.25ml 6 hrs 1.25 ml. 1.875 ml. 2.5 ml. 3.75 ml.    
Suspension 100mg/5ml 6 hrs 1/2 tsp. 3/4 tsp. 1 tsp. 1 1/2 tsp. 2 tsp. 2.5 tsp.
Tablets 200mg 6 hrs         1 tab. 1.5 tabs.

*Caution: We recommend that you use the dropper or dosage cup that comes with your medicine to avoid overdosage. Dosage recommendations on bottles may vary from the recommendation on these pages