Dosage of common pediatric over the counter medications, based on a child’s weight.

Please contact your physician to confirm dosing, safety of a particular medication, and whether or not to provide it to your child.

Acetaminophen / Tylenol dose

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Dose Table

Child's Weight (pounds)6-1112-1718-2324-3536-4748-5960-7172-9596+lbs
Liquid 160 mg/ 5 milliliters (mL)1.252.53.7557.51012.51520mL
Liquid 160 mg/ 1 teaspoon (tsp)-1/23/411 1/222 1/234tsp
Chewable 80 mg tablets--1 1/2234568tabs
Chewable 160 mg tablets---11 1/222 1/234tabs
Adult 325 mg tablets-----111 1/22tabs
Adult 500 mg tablets-------11tab
Ibuprofen / Motrin / Advil dose

Ibuprofen (Advil / Motrin) Dose Table

Child's Weight (pounds)12-1718-2324-3536-4748-5960-7172-9596+lbs
Infant drops 50 mg/ 1.25 milliliters (mL)1.251.8752.53.755---mL
Liquid 100 mg/ 5 milliliters (mL)2.5457.51012.51520tsp
Liquid 100 mg/ 1 teaspoon (tsp)1/23/411 1/222 1/234tsp
Chewable 50 mg tablets--234568tabs
Jr. Strength 100 mg tablets----22 1/234tabs
Adult 200 mg tablets----111 1/22tabs
Diphenhydramine / Benadryl dose

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) Dose Table

Child's Weight (pounds)20-2425-3738-4950-99100+lbs
Liquid 12.5 mg/ 5 milliliters (mL)457.510-mL
Liquid 12.5 mg/ 1 teaspoon (tsp)3/411 1/22-tsp
Chewable 12.5 mg-11 1/224tabs
Tablets 25 mg-1/21/212tabs
Capsules 25 mg---12caps
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