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TYLENOL® Infant, Child & Adult Dosing Guidelines

Use these materials to guide proper dosing for TYLENOL® and MOTRIN® pediatric products.

When a baby has pain, parents may turn to you with questions about giving medicine—especially if it’s the first time. Remind them to always read and follow the product label and use only one medicine containing the same active ingredient at a time.

Children's medicines are formulated to deliver the right amount of medicine to your little one. No matter the medicine or brand, always read and follow the label on the bottle before giving a dose.

Only the dosing device provided with the product should be used to measure the proper amount of medicine.

Do not use more than one product containing acetaminophen at the same time. Dosing information for children under 2 years of age is available for you as an HCP.

For more information on administering children's medication, see our guide below.

If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age. Do not exceed more than 5 doses in 24 hours.

Infants’ TYLENOL® Oral Suspension Dosage
DOSE: Find the right dose on the chart below. Repeat every 4 hours as needed. DO NOT GIVE MORE THAN 5 DOSES IN 24 HOURS. If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age.

Infants TYLENOL® Oral Suspension dose

Active ingredient:
Acetaminophen 160 mg
(in each 5 mL)

mL = milliliter

Weight & Age Dose
Under 2 Years
24-35 lbs

2-3 years

5 mL 5ml dosing syringe
   
   

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Children’s TYLENOL® Oral Suspension Dosage
DOSE: Find the right dose on the chart below. Repeat every 4 hours as needed. DO NOT GIVE MORE THAN 5 DOSES IN 24 HOURS. If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age.

Children’s TYLENOL® Oral suspension dose

Active ingredient:
Acetaminophen 160 mg
(in each 5 mL)

mL = milliliter

Weight & Age Dose
24-35 lbs

2-3 years

5 mL 5ml dosing cup
36-47 lbs

4-5 years

7.5 mL 7.5ml dosing cup
48-59 lbs

6-8 years

10 mL 10ml dosing cup
60-71 lbs

9-10 years

12.5 mL 12.5ml dosing cup
72-95 lbs

11 years

15 mL 15ml dosing cup

Available in:Grape flavor iconGrape Cherry flavor iconCherry Bubblegum flavor iconBubble Gum Strawberry flavor iconStrawberry Dye free iconDye-Free Cherry

 

Children’s TYLENOL® Chewables Dosage
DOSE: Find the right dose on the chart below. Repeat every 4 hours as needed. DO NOT GIVE MORE THAN 5 DOSES IN 24 HOURS. If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age.

Children’s TYLENOL® Chewables dose

Active ingredient:
Acetaminophen 160 mg
(in each tablet)

Weight & Age Dose
24-35 lbs

2-3 years

1 tablet   1 chewable tablet icon
36-47 lbs

4-5 years

1 ½ tablets 1 ½ chewable tablet icon
48-59 lbs

6-8 years

2 tablets 2 chewable tablets icon
60-71 lbs

9-10 years

2 ½ tablets 2 ½ chewable tablets icon
72-95 lbs

11 years

3 tablets 3 chewable tablets icon

Available in: Grape flavor iconGrape Bubblegum flavor iconBubble Gum

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Infants’ MOTRIN® Concentrated Drops Dosage
DOSE: Find the right dose on the chart below. Repeat every 6 to 8 hours as needed. DO NOT GIVE MORE THAN 4 DOSES IN 24 HOURS.If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age.

Infants’ MOTRIN® Concentrated Drops dose

Active ingredient:Ibuprofen 50 mg (NSAID)* in each 1.25 mL

*Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug 

Weight & Age Dose
12-17 lbs

6-11 months

1.25 mL 1.25mL dosing syringe
18-23 lbs

12-23 months

1.875 mL 1.875mL dosing syringe
   
   

Available in:Berry flavor iconBerry Dye free iconDye-Free Berry

 

Children’s MOTRIN® Oral Suspension Dosage
DOSE: Find the right dose on the chart below. Repeat every 6 to 8 hours as needed. DO NOT GIVE MORE THAN 4 DOSES IN 24 HOURS. If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age.

Children’s MOTRIN® Oral Suspension dose

Active ingredient: 
Ibuprofen 100 mg (NSAID)*
in each 5 mL

*Nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drug

Weight & Age Dose
24-35 lbs

2-3 years

5 mL 5mL dosing cup
36-47 lbs

4-5 years

7.5 mL 7.5mL dosing cup
48-59 lbs

6-8 years

10 mL 10mL dosing cup
60-71 lbs

9-10 years

12.5 mL 12.5mL dosing cup
72-95 lbs

11 years

15 mL 15mL dosing cup

Available in: Grape flavor iconGrape Bubblegum flavor iconBubble Gum Berry flavor iconBerry Dye free iconDye-Free Berry

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