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Acetaminophen

 
Dosages for Acetaminophen medicines for different weights and ages
(Only use under 12 weeks of age at the disrection of your provider.)
Medicine NameMay Give Every 6-11 lbs.
2-3 mo. 
12-17 lbs.
4-11 mo. 
18-23 lbs.
12-23 mo. 
24-35 lbs.
2-3 yr. 
36-47 lbs.
4-5 yr. 
48-59 lbs.
6-8 yr. 
60-85 lbs.
9-11 yr. 
All MedicinesDo not exceed 5 doses in 24 hours
NEW INFANT
CONCENTRATION
(Suspension) Check Bottle!
160mg/5mL
4 - 6 hours1.25mL2.5mL
1/2 tsp.
3.75mL
3/4 tsp
5mL
1 tsp.
7.5mL or
1 1/2 tsp.
10mL or
2 tsp.
12.5mL or
2 1/2 tsp.
(3 tsp if
over 72 lbs)
Chewable or
Meltaway Junior
160 mg
4 - 6 hours      2 tab. 2 1/2 tabs
(3 tabs if
over 72 lbs.) 
Chewable or
Meltaway
80 mg tablets
4 - 6 hours    2 tab. 3 tab. 4 tab. 5 tab.
(6 tab over
72 lbs.) 
OLD INFANT
CONCENTRATION
(Drops) Check Bottle!
80 mg/0.8 mL*
4 - 6 hours 1/2 dppr.
0.4mL
1 dppr.
0.8mL
1 1/2 dppr.
1.2mL
2 dppr.
1.6mL 
   
Suppository 120 mg4 - 6 hours   1 supp. 1-1/2 supp.    
Suppository 325 mg4 - 6 hours    1/2 supp. 3/4 supp. 1 supp.  
Suppository 80 mg4 - 6 hours  1 supp. 1-1/2 supp. 2 supp.    
Suspension
160 mg/5 ml
4 - 6 hours 1.25mL2.5mL or
1/2 tsp. 
3.75mL or
3/4 tsp. 
5mL or
1 tsp. 
7.5mL or
1 1/2 tsp. 
10mL or
2 tsp. 
12.5mL or
2 1/2 tsp.
(3 tsp if
over 72 lbs)