Medication Dosage Information

Ibuprofen (Motrin) dosing (every 6-8 hours)

Weight:

Milligram Dosage

Pediacare drops 50mg/1.25ml

Advil/Motrin Drops 50mg/1.25ml

Children’s liquid 100mg/5ml

Chewable Tablets 50mg each

Junior strength Caps or chews 100mg each

9-10 lbs 25mg ½ dropper (0.625) 1/3 syringe (0.625ml) N/A N/A N/A
11-16 lbs 50mg 1 dropper (1.25ml) 2/3 syringe (1.25ml) ½ tsp (2.5ml) N/A N/A
17-21 lbs 75mg 1 ½ dropper (1.25ml + 0.625ml) 1 syringe (1.875ml) ¾ tsp (3.75ml) N/A N/A
22-26 lbs 100mg 2 droppers (2 x 1.25ml) 1 1/3 syringe (1.875ml + 0.625ml) 1 tsp (5ml) 2 tablets 1 tablet
27-32 lbs 125mg 2 ½ droppers (2 x 1.25ml + 0.625ml) 1 2/3 syringe (1.875ml + 01.25ml) 1 ¼ tsp (6.25ml) 2 ½ tablets
33-37 lbs 150mg 3 droppers (3 x 1.25ml) 2 syringes (2 x 1.875ml) 1 ½ tsp (7.5ml) 3 tablets 1 ½ tablet
38-42 lbs 175mg 3 ½ droppers (3 x 1.25ml + 0.625ml) 2 1/3 syringes (2 x 1.875ml + 0.625ml) 1 ¾ tsp (8.75ml) 3 ½ tablets
43-53 lbs 200mg 4 droppers (4 x 1.25ml) 2 2/3 syringes (2 x 1.875ml + 1.25ml) 2 tsp (10ml) 4 tablets 2 tablets
54-64 lbs 250mg Use liquid or tablets Use liquid or tablets 2 ½ tsp (12.5ml) 5 tablets 2 ½ tablets
65-75 lbs 300mg 3 tsp (15ml) 6 tablets 3 tablets
76-86 lbs 350mg 3 ½ tsp (17.5ml) 7 tablets 3 ½ tablets
87-95 lbs 400mg 4 tsp (20ml) 8 tablets 4 tablets
> 95 lbs Give Adult Dose

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) dosing (every 4-6 hours)

Weight:

Milligram
Dosage

Infant
Drops
80mg/0.8ml

Children’s
liquid
160mg/5ml

Children’s soft
chews
80mg each

Junior strength
Caps or chews
160mg each

5-8 lbs 40mg ½ dropper
(.4ml)
¼ tsp
(1.25ml)
N/A N/A
9-10 lbs 60mg ¾ dropper
(.6ml)
1/3 tsp
(1.8ml)
N/A N/A
11-16 lbs 80mg 1 dropper
(.8ml)
½ tsp
(2.5ml)
N/A N/A
17-21 lbs 120mg 1 ½ droppers
(1.2ml)
¾ tsp
(3.75ml)
N/A N/A
22-26 lbs 160mg 2 droppers
(1.6ml)
1 tsp
(5ml)
2 tablets 1 tablet
27-32 lbs 200mg 2 ½ dropper
(2ml)
1 ¼ tsp
(6.25ml)
2 ½ tablets
33-37 lbs 240mg 3 droppers
(2.4ml)
1 ½ tsp
(7.5ml)
3 tablets 1 ½ tablet
38-42 lbs 280mg 3 ½ droppers
(2.8ml)
1 ¾ tsp
(8.75ml)
3 ½ tablets
43-53 lbs 320mg 4 droppers
(3.2ml)
2 tsp
(10ml)
4 tablets 2 tablets
54-64 lbs 400mg Use Liquid 2 ½
tsp(12.5ml)
5 tablets 2 ½ tablets
65-75 lbs 480mg 3 tsp
(15ml)
6 tablets 3 tablets
76-86 lbs 560mg 3 ½ tsp
(17.5ml)
7 tablets 3 ½ tablets
87-95 lbs 640mg 4 tsp
(20ml)
8 tablets 4 tablets
>95 lbs Give Adult Dosage