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Infant medicine list—acetaminophen dosage

Dr. Jennifer McBride, M.D., FACP, FAAP, Internal Medicine Pediatrics

Child's weight (pounds) 6–11 12–17 18–23 24–35 36–47 48–59 60–71 72–95 96+
Syrup: 160mg/5 mL 1.25 2.5 3.75 5 7.5 10 12.5 15 20 mL
Chewable 80 mg Tablets -- -- 1 1/2 2 3 4 5 6 8 tabs
Chewable 160 mg Tablets -- -- -- 1 1 1/2 2 2 1/2 3 4 tabs
Adult 325 mg Tablets -- -- -- -- -- 1 1 1 1/2 2 tabs
Adult 500 mg Tablets -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 1 tabs

Read table notes below.

Should NOT use any medications younger than 6 weeks of age, unless advised by physician. Any fever in this age group needs to be checked by a doctor.

Ibuprofen should not be used under 6 months of age due to possible effects on the heart (early closing of one of the holes in the heart).

Source: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-home/medication-safety/Pages/Acetaminophen-for-Fever-and-Pain.aspx

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