Frequently Asked Questions
Common medication dosages
 
 

Tylenol is appropriate to use in children down to 2 months of age.

Dosing Chart for Children 2 Months to 2 Years of Age: Please check the concentration on your bottle. There is a new formulation on the market... Infants Tylenol is now the same concentration as Children's.

Weight Age

Infant's Concentrated Drops

(80 mg/0.8 ml)

Infants/Children's Liquid

(160 mg/5 ml)

6-11 lbs 2-3 mos 1/2 dropper = (0.4 ml) 1.25 ml 
12-17 lbs 4-11 mos 1 dropper = (0.8 ml) 1/2 tsp = 2.5 ml
18-23 lbs 12-23 mos 1-1/2 dropper = (0.8 + 0.4ml) 3/4 tsp = 3.75 ml
24-35 lbs 2-3 years 2 droppers = (0.8 + 0.8 ml) 1 tsp = 5 ml

Motrin is appropriate to use in children down to 6 months of age. Click here for dosing information for Infants Motrin, Children's Motrin, or Junior Strength Motrin.

Advil is appropriate for children down to 6 months of age. Dosing information is listed below. For more information check the Advil website.

Infants' Advil® Concentrated Drops:

Dosing Chart

Weight (lb) Age (mos) Dose (mL)
under 6 mos not recommended
12-17 lb 6-11 mos 1.25 mL
18-23 lb 12-23 mos 1.875 mL

Children's Advil® Suspension:

Dosing Chart

Weight (lb) Age (yr) Dose (tsp)
under 24 lb under 2 yr ask a doctor
24-35 lb 2-3 yr 1 tsp
36-47 lb 4-5 yr 1 1/2 tsp
48-59 lb 6-8 yr 2 tsp
60-71 lb 9-10 yr 2 1/2 tsp
72-95 lb 11 yr 3 tsp

Children's Advil® Chewable Tablets

Dosing Chart

Weight (lb) Age (yr) Dose (tablets)
under 24 lb under 2 yr ask a doctor
24-35 lb 2-3 yr 2 tablets
36-47 lb 4-5 yr 3 tablets
48-59 lb 6-8 yr 4 tablets
60-71 lb 9-10 yr 5 tablets
72-95 lb 11 yr 6 tablets

Junior Strength Children's Advil® Chewables

Dosing Chart

Weight (lb) Age (yr) Dose (tablets)
under 48 lb under 6 yr ask a doctor
48-59 lb 6-8 yr 2 tablets
60-71 lb 9-10 yr 2 1/2 tablets
72-95 lb 11 yr 3 tablets