7 June 2010,
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Acetaminophen reduces fever and relieves pain. Typical uses include fevers, immunizations, teething, earaches, bruises, headaches, etc. Please notify us prior to using Tylenol for babies under 2 months of age.

Acetaminophen is available in the following forms:

  • Infant drops (80mg/0.8 ml) Note: 0.8 ml = 1 dropper
  • Children’s liquid (160mg/5ml) Note: 5 ml = 1 tsp
  • Chewable tablets (80mg)
  • Junior strength tablets (160mg)
  • Rectal suppository (80mg, 120mg, 325mg)

Note: Tylenol suppositories can be used if the child is vomiting or is very resistant to taking medicine by mouth. The suppositories can be cut-up to get the proper dose.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Dosing Chart

May give acetaminophen dose every 4 – 6 hours:

Weight Tylenol
Milligram
Dosage
Tylenol
Infant drops
80mg/0.8ml
Tylenol
Children’s liquid
160mg/5ml
Tylenol
Chewables
80mg each
Tylenol
Junior
160mg each
6 – 8 lbs 40 mg ½ dropper (0.4 ml) ¼ tsp (1.25 ml) N/A N/A
9 – 11 lbs 60 mg ¾ dropper (0.6 ml) ⅓ tsp (1.875 ml) N/A N/A
12 – 17 lbs 80 mg 1 dropper (0.8 ml) ½ tsp (2.5 ml) N/A N/A
18 – 23 lbs 120 mg 1 ½ dropper (1.2 ml) 3/4 tsp (3.75 ml) N/A N/A
24 – 35 lbs 160 mg 2 droppers (1.6 ml) 1 tsp (5 ml) 2 tablets 1 tablet
36 – 47 lbs 240 mg 3 droppers (2.4 ml) 1 ½ tsp (7.5 ml) 3 tablets 1 ½ tablet
48 – 59 lbs 320 mg N/A 2 tsp (10 ml) 4 tablets 2 tablets
60 – 71 lbs 400 mg N/A 2 ½ tsp (12.5 ml) 5 tablets 2 ½ tablets
72 – 95 lbs 500 mg N/A 3 tsp (15 ml) 6 tablets 3 tablets

Please remember to keep all medications out of your child’s reach at all times.

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