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Children's and infants' acetaminophen dosage chart

Download and save this chart so you know how much acetaminophen you can give your child, including Infants' Tylenol® dosages and Children's Tylenol® dosages. You can also print it and keep it wherever you store your child's medicines.

Important Instructions for Acetaminophen
You may repeat the dose every 4 hours while symptoms last
Do NOT give more than 5 doses in 24 hours
Do NOT use with any other product containing acetaminophen
Acetaminophen If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age.
mL = millilitermg = milligram
6-23 Ibs0-23 mos
24-35 Ibs2-3 yrs
36-47 Ibs4-5 yrs
48-59 Ibs6-8 yrs
60-71 Ibs9-10 yrs
72-95 Ibs11 yrs
Infants'
acetaminophen liquid
for exampleInfants' Tylenol®Oral Suspension160 mg per 5 mL
Today's date________
______ mL
5 mL
Children's
acetaminophen liquid
for exampleChildren's Tylenol®Oral Suspension160 mg per 5 mL
Ask a healthcare professional
5 mL
7.5 mL
10 mL
12.5 mL
15 mL
Children's80 mg
acetaminophen tablets
80 mg per chewable tablet
Ask a healthcare professional
2 chewables
3 chewables
4 chewables
5 chewables
6 chewables
Children's or Junior160 mg
acetaminophen tablets
for exampleChildren's Tylenol®Chewables160 mg per chewable tablet
Ask a healthcare professional
1 chewable
1½ chewables
2 chewables
2½ chewables
3 chewables
Acetaminophen
If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age.
Important Instructions
You may repeat the dose every 4 hours while symptoms last
Do NOT give more than 5 doses in 24 hours
Do NOT use with any other product containing acetaminophen
mL = milliliter mg = milligram
Infants' acetaminophen liquid for example Infants' Tylenol® Oral Suspension
160 mg per 5 mL
6-23 lbs
0-23 mos
Today's date __/__/__
_________ mL
Ask your healthcare professional to write the correct dose.
(Recommendation expires in 14 days)
24-35 lbs 2-3 yrs
5 mL
Children's acetaminophen liquid for example Children's Tylenol® Oral Suspension
160 mg per 5 mL
6-23 lbs 0-23 mos
Ask a healthcare professional
24-35 lbs 2-3 yrs
5 mL
36-47 lbs 4-5 yrs
7.5 mL
48-59 lbs 6-8 yrs
10 mL
60-71 lbs 9-10 yrs
12.5 mL
72-95 lbs 11 yrs
15 mL
80 mgChildren's 80 mg acetaminophen tablets
80 mg per chewable tablet
6-23 lbs 0-23 mos
Ask a healthcare professional
24-35 lbs 2-3 yrs
2 chewables
36-47 lbs 4-5 yrs
3 chewables
48-59 lbs 6-8 yrs
4 chewables
60-71 lbs 9-10 yrs
5 chewables
72-95 lbs 11 yrs
6 chewables
160 mgChildren's or Junior 160 mg acetaminophen tablets
for example Children’s Tylenol® Chewables
160 mg per chewable tablet
6-23 lbs
< 6-23 mo
Ask a healthcare professional
24-35 lbs 2-3 yrs
1 chewable
36-47 lbs 4-5 yrs
1½ chewables
48-59 lbs 6-8 yrs
2 chewables
60-71 lbs 9-10 yrs
2½ chewables
72-95 lbs 11 yrs
3 chewables

What you can do to dose your child’s medicine correctly

  • When dosing children under age 2, please consult your child's healthcare professional

  • You can learn more about dosing by checking informative sources like the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

  • Always read and follow the medicine label of the specific medicine you're using

  • Reread the directions before every dose; don’t try to rely on memory. As children grow, their doses change over time

  • Use the dosing device that came with the medicine. Kitchen teaspoons or other tableware will not provide the right dose

  • Wait the correct amount of time between doses. Giving another dose too soon could lead to serious side effects

  • Write down all doses given—and use a medicine tracker. Share this with your child’s other caregivers so no one repeats a dose or re-doses too soon

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