Ma.Jesusa Christina Calagos-Macalinao, MD, FAAP
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Tylenol/Motrin Dosing Information

Infant’s/Children’s Acetaminophen (Tylenol) (160mg/5ml)

  • Take every 4 hours as needed. Do not exceed more than 5 doses in 24 hours.
  • Do not use with any other product containing Acetaminophen
  • Use only the dosing device that comes with a specific product
  • tsp = teaspoon; ml = milliliter

6 lbs to 11 lbs, use 1.25 ml (1/4 tsp)

12 lbs to 17 lbs, use 2.5 ml (1/2 tsp)

18 lbs to 23 lbs, use 3.75 ml (3/4 tsp)

24 lbs to 35 lbs, use 5 ml (1 tsp)

36 lbs to 47 lbs,  use 7.5 ml ( 1 1/2 tsp)

48 lbs to 59 lbs, use 10 ml (2 tsp)

60 lbs to 71 lbs, use 12.5 ml (2 1/2 tsp)

72 lbs to 95 lbs, use 15 ml (3 tsp)

Infant’s Ibuprofen (Motrin) (50mg/1.25 ml)

  • Do not use this product for infants less than 6 months of age
  • Take every 6-8 hours as needed preferably with food or drink. Do not exceed more than 4 doses in 24 hours
  • Use only the dosing device that comes with a specific product

12 lbs to 17 lbs, use 1.25 ml

18 lbs to 23 lbs, use 1.875 ml

After 23 lbs, we recommend using Children’s Ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil)

Children’s Ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) (100mg/5ml)

  • Do not use this product for infants less than 6 months of age
  • Take every 6-8 hours as needed preferably with food or drink. Do not exceed more than 4 doses in 24 hours
  • Use only the dosing device that comes with a specific product
  • tsp = teaspoon; ml = milliliter

24 lbs to 35 lbs, use 5 ml (1 tsp)

36 lbs to 47 lbs, use 7.5 ml (1 1/2 tsp)

48 lbs to 59 lbs, use 10 ml (2 tsp)

60 lbs to 71 lbs, use 12.5 ml (2 1/2 tsp)

72 lbs to 95 lbs, use 15 ml (3 tsp)