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Tool: Acetaminophen Chart

Updated
March 2, 2017
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Keep track of baby’s acetaminophen (Tylenol) dosage with our easy to use chart, and you’ll ease your worries and baby’s aches and pains. But remember: The proper dosage is always based on baby’s weight, not age. Print this out for up-to-date info as baby grows.

||   | weight/dose | type of medication |   | |   | child: 6–11lbs
dose: 40mg | infant drops: ½ dropper (0.4ml) |   | |   | | |   | |   | child: 12–17lbs
dose: 80mg | infant drops: 1 dropper (0.8ml)
children’s liquid: ½tsp |   | |   | | |   | |   | child: 18–23lbs
dose: 120mg | infant drops: 1½ droppers (1.2ml)
children’s liquid: ¾tsp
children’s chews or meltaways: 1½ |   | |   | | |   | |   | child: 24–35lbs
dose: 160mg | infant drops: 2 droppers (1.6ml)
children’s liquid: 1tsp
children’s chews or meltaways: 2
junior-strength chews or meltaways: 1 |   | |   | | |   | |   | child: 36–47lbs
dose: 240mg | infant drops: 3 droppers (2.4ml)
children’s liquid: 1½tsp
children’s chews or meltaways: 3
junior-strength chews or meltaways: 1½ |   | |   | | |   | |   | child: 48–59lbs
dose: 320mg | children’s liquid: 2tsp
children’s chews or meltaways: 4
junior-strength chews or meltaways: 2 |   | |   | | |   | |   | child: 60–71lbs
dose: 400mg | children’s liquid: 2½tsp
children’s chews or meltaways: 5
junior-strength chews or meltaways: 2½
adult regular-strength tablets (325mg): 1 |   | |   | | |   | |   | child: 72–95lbs
dose: 480mg | children’s liquid: 3tsp
children’s chews or meltaways: 6
junior-strength chews or meltaways: 3
adult regular-strength tablets: 1 to 1½ |   | |   | | |   | |   | child: 96lbs+
dose: 640mg | children’s liquid: 4tsp
children’s chews or meltaways: 8
junior-strength chews or meltaways: 4
adult regular-strength tablets: 2 |   |

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tips to remember - Talk to your pediatrician if baby’s younger than 3 months old or taking other medications.

  • Use the measuring cup or dropper provided.
  • Don’t be worried if the medicine doesn’t kick in for 30 minutes.

active ingredients - infant drops: 80mg/0.8ml per dropper (shake well)

  • children’s liquid: 160mg/5ml per teaspoon (shake well)
  • children’s chews or meltaways: 80mg each
  • junior-strength chews or meltaways: 160mg each
  • adult regular-strength tablets: 325mg each

Updated October 2012.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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