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Tylenol and Ibuprofen Dosing

Tylenol:

* Both the infant and children's formulations are 160 mg per 5 ml (1 tsp.)

* If your infant is <12 lbs., give 1.25 ml (1/4 tsp)

* For 12-20 lbs., give 2.5 ml (1/2 tsp)

* For 20-30 lbs., give 3.75 ml (3/4 tsp)

* For 30-40 lbs., give 5 ml (1 tsp)

* Follow instructions on box for weights above 40 lbs.

Ibuprofen

* The infant concentration (100 mg/2.5 ml) is TWICE as much as the children's concentration (100 mg/5 ml). Be sure to only use the infant form for infants, and the children's form for above age 12 months

* For infants <12 lbs., give 1.25 ml of the infant form of Motrin or Advil

* For infants 12-17 lbs., give 1.875 ml of the infant form of Motrin or Advil

* For infants 18-23 lbs., give 2.5 ml of the infant form of Motrin or Advil

* For children 24-30 lbs., give 6 ml of the CHILDREN'S form of Motrin or Advil

* For children 30-35 lbs., give 7.5 ml (1 1/2 tsp) of the children's form of Motrin or Advil

* For children 36-40 lbs., give 8.75 ml (1 3/4 tsp) of the children's form of Motrin or Advil

* For children above 40 lbs., refer to the instructions on the box for dosing