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Acetaminophen Dosage for Infants and Children

Children's medicines are formulated to deliever the right amount of medicine to your little one. No matter the medicine or brand, always read and follow the label on the bottle before giving a dosage.

Only the dosing device provided with the product should be used to measure the proper amount of medicine.

Do not use more than one product containing acetaminophen at the same time. Ask your healthcare professional about dosages for children under 2 years of age.

For more information on administering children's medication, see our guide below or ask your pediatrician.

If possible, use weight to dose, otherwise use age. Do not exceed more than five doses in 24 hours.

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)
5mL (1 tsp)
5mL (1 tsp)
2 Tablets
2 Tablets
 
36-47 lbs
4-5 Years
 
7.5mL (1½ tsp)
7.5mL (1½ tsp)
3 Tablets
3 Tablets
 
48-59 lbs
6-8 Years
 
10mL (2 tsp)
10mL (2 tsp)
4 Tablets
4 Tablets
2 Tablets
2 Tablets
60-71 lbs
9-10 Years
 
12.5mL (2½ tsp)
12.5mL (2½ tsp)
5 Tablets
5 Tablets
2½ Tablets
2½ Tablets
72-95 lbs
11 Years
 
15mL (3 tsp)
15mL (3 tsp)
6 Tablets
6 Tablets
3 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