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Acetaminophen Dosing

Acetaminophen Chart

Acetaminophen may be given every 4 hours as needed, but not more often than 5 times daily.  1 teaspoon (tsp) equals 5 ml.  Do not use household teaspoons for dosing as they are not always accurate.  If the age and the weight do not match, always use the weight to find the most accurate dose.  The makers of tylenol are stopping production on the infant drops, but for now some packages may still be available in stores.  Please check the concentration of your medicine carefully before determining the correct dose.  Do not give acetaminophen in the first 12 weeks of life unless directed to do so by your doctor.  If your child has a fever in the first 12 weeks of life (any temperature greater than or equal to 100.4 F) please contact the doctor prior to giving any medicine.  We do not recommend chewable tablets for the first 4 years in most cases due to potential choking hazard.

Acetaminophen Chart

 

Ibuprofen Chart

Ibuprofen can be given every 6-8 hrs as needed, but do not give more than 4 doses in 24 hrs.  Doses should be based on weight when weight and age do not match.  Do not give ibuprofen to children less than 6 months old.  5 ml is equal to 1 tsp, but do not use household teaspoons for measuring medicine.  If needed please ask your pharmacist for a dosing syringe or medicine cup.  We do not recommend chewable tablets for children less than 4 years old due to potential for choking.

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Ibuprofen

Ibuprophen Chart

Ibuprophen Chart

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are used for relief of fever and pain.  They do not help with symptoms of congestion or cough.  Currently there are no approved cough and cold medicines available for children less than 4 years old.  Cough and cold medicines have been shown to have limited effectiveness even in older children and should be avoided if possible due to the potential for serious side effects. 

 

 

 

Ibuprofen

Dosages may be repeated every six to eight hours, but should not be given more than four times in twenty-four hours. (Note: Milliliter is abbreviated as mL; 5 mL equals 1 teaspoon [tsp]. Don’t use household teaspoons, which can vary in size.) Be sure to read the label to make sure you are using the right product..

 Ibuprophen Chart