Acetaminophen Dosages
 
 

Dosage Charts

Acetaminophen Dosage

*OLD* Concentration*Infant Concentrated Drops
80mg/0.8mL

*NEW* Concentration* Infant Oral Suspension
160mg/5mL

Children's Suspension Liquid
160mg/5mL

Children's Soft Chewable Tablets

80mg each

Junior Strength Chewable Tablets

160mg each

Weight
Age
Use dropper
Use syringe
Teaspoon
Tablet
Tablet
12-17 lbs
4-11 mos
0.8mL
2.5mL
½ tsp.
18-23 lbs
12-23 mos
1.2mL
3.75mL
¾ tsp.
24-35 lbs
2-3 yrs
1.6mL
5mL
1 tsp.
2
36-47 lbs
4-5 yrs
1½ tsp.
3
48-59 lbs
6-8 yrs
2 tsp.
4
2
60-71 lbs
9-10 yrs
2 ½ tsp.
5
2 ½
72-95 lbs
11 yrs
3 tsp.
6
3
96 lbs & over
12 yrs
4

Please note: One dose lasts 4 hours. Do not give >5 doses in 24 hours.

*For infant concentrations: In accordance with FDA recommendations, acetaminophen manufacturers have changed the concentration of infant acetaminophen from 80mg/0.8mL to 160mg/5mL. The pediatric acetaminophen products currently on the market can continue to be used as labeled. Be sure to check the label or contact our office should you have questions.