Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

Note: One dose lasts 4 hours. Do not give more than 5 doses in 24 hours.


Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)

Weight (pounds) Ibuprofen,
Infant Drops
50mg/1.25mL
Ibuprofen,
Children's Elixir
100mg/tsp (5mL)
Ibuprofen
50mg chew tab
Ibuprofen
100mg tabs
12-17 lbs 1.25 mL 2.5 mL 1 tab  
18-23 lbs 1.875 mL 3.75 mL 1.5 tabs  
24-35 lbs 2.5 mL 5 mL 2 tabs 1 tab
36-47 lbs   7.5 mL 3 tabs 1.5 tabs
48-59 lbs   10 mL 4 tabs 2 tabs
60-100 lbs   10-15 mL 5-6 tabs 2-3 tabs
> 100 lbs   20 mL 4-8 tabs 2-4 tabs

Note: One dose lasts 6-8 hours. Not to be used under 6 months.


Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

Note: One dose lasts 6-8 hours.


Guidelines

  • Milliliter is abbreviated as mL; 5mL equals one teaspoon (tsp).
  • Do not use household teaspoons, which can vary in size.
  • Aspirin should never be used in children to treat fever or pain.
  • Ibuprofen should not be used in infants under 6 months.