Dosage Charts for Children

Children’s Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Dosage:

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 concentrations of infant’s 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. Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by The Pediatric Center is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. If you have questions about the dosage, contact one of our doctors or nurses.

NOTE: AGE LIMIT. Don’t use under 12 weeks of age.

(OLD) Infant’s Concentrated Drops *
80mg/0.8mL
(NEW) Infant’s Suspension
Children’s Suspension Liquid
160mg/5mL
Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets
80mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
160mg each
Weight Age Dropperful
(Use dropper)
Teaspoon Tablet Tablet
6-11 lbs 0-3 mos Call office Call office
12-17 lbs 4-11 mos Call office Call office
18-23 lbs 12-23 mos 1.2 mL ¾ tsp. 
(3.75 ml)
24-35 lbs 2-3 yrs 1.6 mL 1 tsp.
(5 mL)
2 1
36-47 lbs 6-8 yrs 2 tsp. 4 2
48-59 lbs 6-8 yrs 2 tsp. 4 2 ½
60-71 lbs 9-10 yrs 5
72-95 lbs 11 yrs 3 tsp. 6 3
96 lbs & over 12 yrs 8 4

Please note: One dose lasts 4 hours. Do not give >5 doses in 24 hours.

Children’s Motrin (Ibuprofen) Dosage

Infant’s Ibuprofen Concentrated Drops
50mg/1.25mL
Children’s Ibuprofen Suspension
100mg/5mL
Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets
50mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
100mg each
Adult Tablets
200mg
Weight Age Dropperful
(Use dropper)
Teaspoon Tablet Tablet Tablet
0-5 mos
12-17 lbs 6-11 mos 1.25 mL ½
18-23 lbs 12-23 mos 1.875 mL ¾ tsp.
24-35 lbs 2-3 yrs 1 tsp. 2
36-47 lbs 4-5 yrs 3
48-59 lbs 6-8 yrs 2 tsp. 4 2 1
60-71 lbs 9-10 yrs 2½ tsp. 5 1
72-95 lbs 11 yrs 3 tsp. 6 3

Please Note: Not to be used under 6 months of age. One dose lasts 6-8 hours.

  • Milliliter is abbreviated as mL; 5mL equals one teaspoon (tsp).
  • Don’t use household teaspoons, which can vary in size.
  • Aspirin should not be used in children to treat fever or pain.

Benadryl Dosage

Weight Benadryl Liquid

12.5 mg = 5 mL

5 mL = 1 teaspoon

Benadryl Chewable

12.5 mg

Benadryl Capsules

25 mg

Benadryl Quick Dissolve Strips

25 mg

22-32 pounds 3/4 teaspoon
23-43 pounds 1 teaspoon 1 chewable
44-54 pounds 1 1/2 teaspoons 1 1/2 chewable
55-109 pounds 2 teaspoons 2 chewable 1 capsule 1 strip
110+ pounds 4 chewable 2 capsules 2 strips

Please note: Give every 4-6 hours, as needed, and not more than four times in 24 hours unless directed by a health care professional.