Fever & Dosage Charts

Acetaminophen Dosing Instructions

Children’s acetaminophen is available over the counter for the temporary reduction of fever and relief of minor aches and pains due to colds, sore throat, flu, headaches and toothaches for patients 2 months of age and older. Dosing should be based on the weight of your child. Age is provided as a convenience only. The most common GI adverse reaction is nausea. Acetaminophen is marketed under the brand names Tylenol®, Tempra®, and FeverAll® (suppository form). For children ≥ 2 months of age, dosing is every 4 hours except FeverAll Suppositories (every 6 hours).

Weight, Approx. Age (Dosage)

  • 6–11 lbs, 03 mos (40 mg every 4 hrs as needed)
    • Infant’s Drops 80 mg/0.8 mL (discontinued) = 0.4 mL
    • Infant’s or Children’s Suspension 160 mg/5 mL (1 tsp) = 1.25 mL (¼ tsp)
    • FeverAll Suppository = ½ of 80 mg every 6 hr
  • 1217 lbs, 411 mos (80 mg every 4 hrs as needed)
    • Infant’s Drops 80 mg/0.8 mL (discontinued) = 0.8 mL
    • Infant’s or Children’s Suspension 160 mg/5 mL (1 tsp) = 2.5 mL (½ tsp)
    • FeverAll Suppository = 80 mg every 6 hr
  • 1823 lbs, 1223 mos (120 mg every 4 hrs as needed)
    • Infant’s Drops 80 mg/0.8 mL (discontinued) = 1.2 mL
    • Infant’s or Children’s Suspension 160 mg/5 mL (1 tsp) = 3.75 mL (¾ tsp)
    • FeverAll Suppository = 120 mg every 6 hrs
  • 2435 lbs, 23 yrs (160 mg every 4 hrs as needed)
    • Infant’s Drops 80 mg/0.8 mL (discontinued) = 1.6 mL
    • Infant’s or Children’s Suspension 160 mg/5 mL (1 tsp) = 5 mL (1 tsp)
    • Children Strength Meltaway Tablets 80 mg/each = 2 tablets
    • FeverAll Suppository = ¾ of 325 mg every 6 hr
  • 3647 lbs, 45 yrs (240 mg every 4 hrs as needed)
    • Infant’s or Children’s Suspension 160 mg/5 mL (1 tsp) = 7.5 mL (1½ tsp)
    • Children Strength Meltaway Tablets 80 mg/each = 3 tablets
    • Junior Strength Meltaway Tablets 160 mg/tab = 1½ tablets
    • FeverAll Suppository = 325 mg every 6 hrs
  • 4859 lbs, 68 yrs (320 mg every 4 hrs as needed)
    • Infant’s or Children’s Suspension 160 mg/5 mL (1 tsp) = 10 mL (2 ­tsp)
    • Children Strength Meltaway Tablets 80 mg/each = 4 tablets
    • Junior Strength Meltaway Tablets 160 mg/tab = 2 tablets
    • FeverAll Suppository = 325 mg every 6 hrs
    • Adult 325 mg = 1 tablet
  • 6071 lbs, 910 yrs (400 mg every 4 hrs as needed)
    • Infant’s or Children’s Suspension 160 mg/5 mL (1 tsp) = 12.5 mL (2½ tsp)
    • Children Strength Meltaway Tablets 80 mg/each = 5 tablets
    • Junior Strength Meltaway Tablets 160 mg/tab = 2½ tablets
    • FeverAll Suppository = 325 mg every 6 hrs
    • Adult 325 mg = 1 tablet
  • 7295 lbs, 11 yrs (480 mg every 4 hrs as needed)
    • Infant’s or Children’s Suspension 160 mg/5 mL (1 tsp) = 15 mL (3 tsp)
    • Children Strength Meltaway Tablets 80 mg/each = 6 tablets
    • Junior Strength Meltaway Tablets 160 mg/tab = 3 tablets
    • FeverAll Suppository = 325 mg every 6 hrs
    • Adult 325 mg = 1 tablet
  • ≥ 96 lbs, 1218 yrs (650 mg every 4 hrs as needed)
    • Infant’s or Children’s Suspension 160 mg/5 mL (1 tsp) = 20 mL (4 tsp)
    • Children Strength Meltaway Tablets 80 mg/each = 8 tablets
    • Junior Strength Meltaway Tablets 160 mg/tab = 4 tablets
    • FeverAll Suppository = 2 of 325 mg every 6 hrs
    • Adult 325 mg = 2 tablets

Ibuprofen Dosing Instructions

Children’s ibuprofen is available over the counter for the temporary reduction of fever and relief of minor aches and pains due to colds, influenza, sore throat, headaches and toothaches for patients 6 months and older. Dosing should be based on the weight of your child. Age is provided as a convenience only. The most common adverse reactions are stomachache, nausea, epigastric pain, and heartburn. Ibuprofen is contraindicated in patients hypersensitive to aspirin, ibuprofen, or other NSAIDS. Extreme caution should be used in patients with bronchospastic activity (asthma), nasal polyps or history of angioedema. Ibuprofen is marketed under the brand names Advil® and Motrin®.

Weight, Approx. Age (Dosage)

  • 1217 lbs, 611 mos (50 mg every 68 hours as needed)
    • Infant’s Drops (50 mg/1.25) = 1.25 mL
    • Children’s Liquid (100 mg/tsp) = 2.5 mL (½ tsp)
  • 1823 lbs, 1223 mos (75 mg every 6-8 hours as needed)
    • Infant’s Drops (50 mg/1.25) = 1.875 mL
    • Children’s Liquid (100 mg/tsp) = 3.75 mL (¾ tsp)
  • 2435 lbs, 23 yrs (100 mg every 68 hours as needed)
    • Infant’s Drops (50 mg/1.25) = 2.5 mL
    • Children’s Liquid (100 mg/tsp) = 5 mL (1 tsp)
    • Chewable Tablets (50 mg) = 2 tablets
    • Junior Chewable (100 mg/tab) = 1 tablet
  • 3647 lbs, 45 yrs (150 mg every 68 hours as needed)
    • Children’s Liquid (100 mg/tsp) = 7.5 mL (1½ tsp)
    • Chewable Tablets (50 mg) = 3 tablets
    • Junior Chewable (100 mg/tab) = 1½ tablets
    • Junior Caplets (100 mg) = 1½ caplets
  • 4859 lbs, 68 yrs (200 mg every 68 hours as needed)
    • Children’s Liquid (100 mg/tsp) [= 10 mL (2 tsp)
    • Chewable Tablets (50 mg) = 4 tablets
    • Junior Chewable (100 mg/tab) = 2 tablets
    • Junior Caplets (100 mg) = 2 tablets
    • Advil (200 mg) = 1 caplet
  • 6071 lbs, 910 yrs (250 mg every 68 hours as needed)
    • Children’s Liquid (100 mg/tsp) = 12.5 mL (2½ tsp)
    • Chewable Tablets (50 mg) = 5 tablets
    • Junior Chewable (100 mg/tab) = 2½ tablets
    • Junior Caplets (100 mg) = 2½ tablets
    • Advil (200 mg) = 1 caplet
  • 7295 lbs, 11 yrs (300 mg every 68 hours as needed)
    • Children’s Liquid (100 mg/tsp) = 15 mL (3 tsp)
    • Chewable Tablets (50 mg) = 6 tablets
    • Junior Chewable (100 mg/tab) = 3 tablets
    • Junior Caplets (100 mg) = 3 tablets
    • Advil (200 mg) = 1 caplet
  • ≥ 96 lbs, 12 yrs (400 mg every 68 hours as needed)
    • Children’s Liquid (100 mg/tsp) = 20 mL (4 tsp)
    • Chewable Tablets (50 mg) = 8 tablets
    • Junior Chewable (100 mg/tab) = 4 tablets
    • Junior Caplets (100 mg) = 4 tablets
    • Advil (200 mg) = 2 caplets