Doses of Medicine for Fevers

Doses of Medicine for Fevers

Tylenol infants drop: Weight Dose Frequency

8lb-11lb 1.25ml every 4-6 hours as needed
12lb-16lb 2.5 ml every 4-6 hours as needed
17lb- 20lb 3.75ml every 4-6 hours as needed
 >21lb 5.0 ml every 4-6 hours as needed

Tylenol Children: Weight Dose Frequency

15lb-17lb ½ tsp. every 4-6 hours as needed
18lb-21lb ¾ tsp. every 4-6 hours as needed
22lb-26lb 1 tsp. every 4-6 hours as needed
27lb-30lb 1 ¼ tsp. every 4-6 hours as needed
31lb-34lb 1 ½ tsp. every 4-6 hours as needed
35lb-38lb 1 ¾ tsp. every 4-6 hours as needed
>39lbs 2 tsp. every 4-6 hours as needed

Motrin Infant (over 6 months in age):

12lb-17lb 1.25ml every 6-8 hours as needed
18lb-23lb 1.875ml every 6-8 hours as needed

Motrin Children:

15lb-17lb ½ tsp. every 6-8 hours as needed
18lb-21lb ¾ tsp. every 6-8 hours as needed
22lb-26lb 1 tsp. every 6-8 hours as needed
27lb-30lb 1 ¼ tsp. every 6-8 hours as needed
31lb-34lb 1 ½ tsp. every 6-8 hours as needed
35lb-38lb 1 ¾ tsp. every 6-8 hours as needed
 >39lb 2 tsp. every 6-8 hours as needed.

Always consult the physician before giving Tylenol to a child less than 4 months old!

Tylenol and Motrin/Advil are two different medications and thus work through two different chemical pathways. At times they can be given together, but please call to discuss this with a nurse or physician before you would give them together.