Litchfield County Pediatrics

20 Felicity Lane
Torrington, CT 06790

Dosing Charts
ACETAMINOPHEN (Tylenol, etc.)
Dose every 4-6 hours as needed for fever/pain
Do not use under 3 months without consulting a doctor
Check concentration on your bottle carefully before administering medication
ACETAMINOPHEN DOSAGE (Tylenol® every 4 hours, as needed.) 
*Multiple types available check bottle carefully.
Weight Age
Infant Concentrated Suspension 80mg/0.8ml
OLD
Infant/Children’s Suspension/Elixir (160mg/5 ml)
 
NEW
Children’s Soft Chew Tablets (80mg each) Jr. Strength Chewable Tablet (160mg each) Adult Tablet 325 mg
6-11 lbs 2-3 mos. ½ dppr = 0.4 ml ¼ tsp = 1.25 ml      
12-17 lbs 4-11 mos. 1 dppr = 0.8 ml ½ tsp = 2.5 ml      
18-23 lbs 12-23 mos. 1 ½ dppr = 1.2 ml ¾ tsp = 3.75 ml      
24-35 lbs 2-3 yrs. 2 dppr = 1.6 ml 1 tsp = 5 ml 2 chew tabs 1 chew tab  
36-47 lbs 4-5 yrs.   1 ½ tsp = 7.5 ml 3 chew tabs 1 ½ chew tabs  
48-59 lbs 6-8 yrs.   2 tsp = 10 ml 4 chew tabs 2 chew tabs 1 tab
60-71 lbs 9-10 yrs.   2 ½ tsp = 12.5 ml 5 chew tabs 2 ½ chew tabs 1 tab
72-95 lbs 11 yrs.   3 tsp = 15 ml 6 chew tabs 3 chew tabs 1 ½ tabs
Over 95 lbs Over 11 yrs.   4 tsp = 20 ml 8 chew tabs 4 chew tab 2 tabs

 

 
IBUPROFEN (Motrin, Advil, etc.)
Dose every 6-8 hours as needed for fever/pain
Do not use under 6 months
Check dose concentrations carefully
IBUPROFEN DOSAGE
(ex. Advil® Motrin® given every 6-8 hours)
Weight
lbs
Infant Drops
50mg/1.25ml
Children’s Liquid
100 mg/5 ml
Children’s Chewable
50 mg
Children’s Chewable
100 mg
Junior Caplets 
100 mg
Adult Tablet
200 mg
12-17 lbs. 1.25 ml ½ tsp = 2.5 ml        
18-23 lbs. 1.875 ml ¾ tsp = 3.75 ml        
24-35 lbs.  2.5 ml 1 tsp = 5 ml 2 chew tabs 1 chew tab    
36-47 lbs.   1 ½ tsp = 7.5 ml 3 chew tabs 1 ½ chew tabs 1 ½ caps  
48-59 lbs.   2 tsp = 10 ml 4 chew tabs 2 chew tabs 2 caps 1 tab/cap
60-71 lbs.   2 ½ tsp = 12.5 ml 5 chew tabs 2 ½ chew tabs 2 ½ caps 1 tab/cap
72-95 lbs.   3 tsp = 15 ml 6 chew tabs 3 chew tabs 3 caps 1 ½ tab/cap
96 lbs. +   4 tsp = 20 ml 8 chew tabs     4 chew tabs 4 caps 2 tabs/caps

 

DIPHENHYDRAMINE (Benadryl, etc.)
Dose every 6-8 hours as needed  for nasal allergies, hives and itching
Do not use under 12 months without consulting a doctor
Diphenhidramine (Benadryl) Dosage (ANTIHISTAMINE)
Weight Liquid 12.5mg/5ml (tsp) Chewable 12.5mg Tabs/Caps 25mg
22-28 lbs ¾ tsp = 3.75 ml Use liquid Use liquid
29-41 lbs 1 tsp = 5 ml 1 chew tabs Use liquid
42-55 lbs 1 ½ tsp = 7.5 ml 1 ½ chew tabs Use liquid
55-68 lbs 2 tsp = 10 ml 2 chew tabs 1 tab/cap
69-82 lbs 2 ½ tsp = 12.5 ml 2 ½ chew tabs  
83-96 lbs 3 tsp = 15 ml 3 chew tabs  
 97-110 lbs 3 ½ tsp = 17.5 ml 3 ½ chew tabs  
>110 lbs 4 tsp = 20 ml 4 chew tabs 2 tabs/caps