Acetaminophen Dosage for Infants and Children

This guide will help you give your child the right amount of medicine to help her feel better, faster. When possible, use your child’s weight to find the right dose. If not, use age to determine the right amount. Never give your child more than 5 doses in 24 hours and ask your pediatrician which product is right for your child.

Child's Weight & Age Infants' TYLENOL® Suspension Liquid 160 mg/5ml Children's TYLENOL® Suspension Liquid 160 mg/5ml Children's TYLENOL® MELTAWAYS® CHEWABLE Tablets 80 mg Jr TYLENOL® MELTAWAYS® CHEWABLE Tablets 160 mg
Under 2 Years If your child is under 2 years of age, be sure to ask your doctor for the right dose.
24-35 lbs
2-3 Years

5mL (1 tsp)

5mL (1 tsp)

2 Tablets
36-47 lbs
4-5 Years

7.5mL (1½ tsp)

3 Tablets
48-59 lbs
6-8 Years

10mL (2 tsp)

4 Tablets

2 Tablets
60-71 lbs
9-10 Years

12.5mL (2½ tsp)

5 Tablets

2½ Tablets
72-95 lbs
11 Years

15mL (3 tsp)

6 Tablets

3 Tablets
Under 2 Years

If your child is under 2 years of age, be sure to ask your doctor for the right dose.

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mL = millilitertsp = teaspoonful