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Acetaminophen Dosage for Infants and Children

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

Children's medicines are formulated to deliver 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
6-11 lbs
0-3 Months
12-17 lbs
4-11 Months
18-23 lbs
12-23 Months
24-35 lbs
2-3 Years
36-47 lbs
4-5 Years
48-59 lbs
6-8 Years
60-71 lbs
9-10 Years
72-95 lbs
11 Years
INFANTS' ACETAMINOPHEN SUSPENSION LIQUID
160 MG/5ML
Weight6-11 lbs
Age0-3 Months
Consult your doctor
Consult your doctor
Weight12-17 lbs
Age4-11 Months
Consult your doctor
Consult your doctor
Weight18-23 lbs
Age12-23 Months
Consult your doctor
Consult your doctor
Weight24-35 lbs
Age2-3 Years
5mL (1 tsp)
5mL (1 tsp)
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CHILDREN'S ACETAMINOPHEN SUSPENSION LIQUID
160 MG/5ML
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Weight24-35 lbs
Age2-3 Years
5mL (1 tsp)
5mL (1 tsp)
Weight36-47 lbs
Age4-5 Years
7.5mL (1½ tsp)
7.5mL (1½ tsp)
Weight48-59 lbs
Age6-8 Years
10mL (2 tsp)
10mL (2 tsp)
Weight60-71 lbs
Age9-10 Years
12.5mL (2½ tsp)
12.5mL (2½ tsp)
Weight72-95 lbs
Age11 Years
15mL (3 tsp)
15mL (3 tsp)
CHILDREN'S TYLENOL® CHEWABLE TABLET
160 MG/TABLET
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Weight24-35 lbs
Age2-3 Years
5mL (1 tsp)
1 tablet
Weight36-47 lbs
Age4-5 Years
7.5mL (1½ tsp)
1½ tablets
Weight48-59 lbs
Age6-8 Years
2 tablet
2 tablets
Weight60-71 lbs
Age9-10 Years
 2½ tablet
2½ tablets
Weight72-95 lbs
Age11 Years
3 tablets
3 tablets
ml = milliliters     tsp = teaspoonful

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