Dosing Chart

Acetaminophen dosing chart

5 mL = 1 teaspoon

WeightInfant / Children’s suspensionChildren’s chewablesJunior strength chewables
160 mg/5 ml
80 mg each
160 mg each
6-11 lbs.                       1.25 mL
12-17 lbs.
   2.5 mL
18-23 lbs.
   3.75 mL
24-35 lbs.
5 mL
2 tablets
36-47 lbs.
7.5 mL
3 tablets
48-59 lbs.
10 mL
4 tablets
2 tablets
60-71 lbs.
 12.5 mL
5 tablets
2 1/2 tablets
72-95 lbs.
15 mL
6 tablets
3 tablets
95 + lbs.
4 tablets

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) may be given every 4 hours to infants greater than 3 months.
Under 3 months please consult your physician prior to giving any medication.


Ibuprofen dosing chart

5 mL = 1 teaspoon

WeightInfant’s
drops
Children’s
suspension
Chewable
tablets
50 mg/1.25 ml
100 mg/5 ml
100 mg
12-17 lbs.
1.25 mL
18-23 lbs.
1.875 mL
24-35 lbs
5 mL
36-47 lbs.
7.5 mL
48-59 lbs.
10 mL
2 tablets
60-71 lbs.
12.5 mL
2 1/2 tablets
72-95 lbs.
15 mL
3 tablets

Ibuprofen (Advil) can be given every 6-8 hours as needed to children greater than 6 months.


Benadryl dosing chart

5 mL = 1 teaspoon

WeightChildren’s Benadryl
Allergy Liquid
12.5 mg/5 ml
Children’s Benadryl Allergy
Chewable
tablets
12.5 mg/tab
12-17 lbs.
1.25 mL
18-23 lbs.
2.5 mL
½ tablet
24-35 lbs
3.75 mL
¾ tablet
36-47 lbs.
5 mL
1 tablet
48-59 lbs.
6.25 mL
1 ¼ tablets
60-71 lbs.
7.5 mL
1 ½ tablets
72-95 lbs.
8.75 mL
1 ¾ tablets
96+ lbs.
10 mL
2 tablets

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) should only be given to children over 3 months.  It may be given every 6 hours.


Nasal saline Recipe

8 oz. water
¼ tsp. Salt

Put drops of the solution in each side of your child’s nose.  Wait 1 minute then suction with a nasal aspirator.

You may use the nose drops as often as needed.  This is a soothing nose drop and is not addictive.  Fresh nose drops should be made every 2 days.

POISON EMERGENCY? CALL POISON CONTROL:

1-800-222-1222
CELL:  1-800-451-1428
(BLUE RIDGE POISON CENTER)
Do not hesitate calling the poison center.  A poison is anything that makes a child sick.  Poisons can range from cosmetics to plants and pesticides.  The poison control center is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  They can often help and prevent you from going to the ER or doctors office.