Medication Doses
 

IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING INFANT
TYLENOL /ACETAMINOPHEN (10/13/11)
Concentrated infant drops are being phased out and replaced with a new concentration of infant acetaminophen. The new formulation will contain 160mg per 5ml and come with a syringe rather than a dropper. If a family still has the concentrated drops with the 0.8ml dropper, it is ok to use as long as the dosing is checked carefully. See below:
Acetaminophen = Tylenol
every 4-6 hours
"old" infant acetaminophen 80mg/.8ml (dropper)
"new" acetaminophen
160mg/5ml (syringe)
weight
dose
weight
dose
6-11 lbs
0.4ml
6-11 lbs
1.25ml
12-17 lbs
0.8ml
12-17 lbs
2.5ml
18-23 lbs
1.2ml
18-23 lbs
3.75ml
24-30 lbs
1.6ml
24-30 lbs
5ml
 

 
Ibuprofen = Advil, Motrin
every 6-8 hours
weight
milligrams
concentrated infant drops
children's liquid
8-12 lbs
not recommended
12-16 lbs
50 mg
1.25 ml
1/2 tsp
16-22 lbs
75 mg
1.875 ml
3/4 tsp
22-30 lbs
100 mg
2.5 ml
1 tsp
30-35 lbs
150 mg
 
1 1/2 tsp
35-40 lbs
200 mg
 
2 tsp

Advice About Treating Fever



Benadryl = Diphenhydramine (12.5mg/5ml)
weight (lbs)
teaspoons
10-12 lbs
1/4 tsp
12-17 lbs
1/2 tsp
18-23 lbs
1/2 - 1 tsp
24-35 lbs
1 - 1 1/4 tsp
36-47 lbs
1 1/2 - 2 tsp
> 50 lbs
follow instructions on bottle
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