Acetaminophen

 
Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hours  May Give Every  10-11 lbs.
2-3 mo. 
12-17 lbs.
4-11 mo. 
18-23 lbs.
12-23 mo. 
24-35 lbs.
2-3 yr. 
36-47 lbs.
4-5 yr. 
48-59 lbs.
6-8 yr. 
60-85 lbs.
9-11 yr. 
Infant Suspension
160mg/5ml
4 - 6 hours 1.25 ml 2.5 ml 3.75 ml 5 ml 7.5 ml 10 ml 12.5 ml.
(15 ml if
over 72 lbs)
Chewable or
Meltaway Junior
160 mg (NOTE DOSAGE)
4 - 6 hours        1 tab. 1 1/2 tab. 2 tab.  2 1/2 tabs
(3 tabs if
over 72 lbs.) 
Chewable or
Meltaway
80 mg tablets
(NOTE DOSAGE)
4 - 6 hours        2 tab.  3 tab.  4 tab.  5 tab.
(6 tab over
72 lbs.) 
                 
Suppository 120 mg 4 - 6 hours      1 supp.  1-1/2 supp.       
Suppository 325 mg 4 - 6 hours        1/2 supp.  3/4 supp.  1 supp.   
Suppository 80 mg 4 - 6 hours    1 supp.  1-1/2 supp.  2 supp.       
Suspension
160 mg/5 ml
4 - 6 hours    2.5 ml.  3.75 ml.  5 ml.  7.5 ml.  10 ml.  12.5 ml.
(15 ml if
over 72 lbs) 
Chidren 95 pounds or greater may take the adult dosage of 650 mg of acetaminophen every 4 hours as needed in tablet, liquid, or chewable form.
Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hours

Infant Suspension
160mg/5ml

May Give Every 4 - 6 hours
  • 10-11 lbs. 2-3 mo. - 1.25 ml
  • 12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. - 2.5 ml 
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - 3.75 ml 
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 5 ml 
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 7.5 ml
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 10 ml
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 12.5 ml or (15 ml if over 72 lbs)


Chewable or Meltaway Junior
160 mg

May Give Every 4 - 6 hours
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 2 tab.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 2 1/2 tabs (3 tabs if over 72 lbs.)
 

Chewable or Meltaway
80 mg tablets

May Give Every 4 - 6 hours
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 2 tab.
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 3 tab.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 4 tab.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 5 tab. (6 tab over 72 lbs.)

Suppository 120 mg

May Give Every 4 - 6 hours
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - 1 supp.
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 1-1/2 supp.
 

Suppository 325 mg

May Give Every 4 - 6 hours
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 1/2 supp.
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 3/4 supp.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 1 supp.
 

Suppository 80 mg

May Give Every 4 - 6 hours
  • 12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. - 1 supp.
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - 1 1/2 supp.
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 2 supp.
 

Suspension 160 mg/5 ml

May Give Every 4 - 6 hours
  • 12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. - 2.5 ml.
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - 3.75 ml.
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 5 ml.
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 7.5 ml.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 10 ml.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 12.5 ml. (15 ml if over 72 lbs)

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