Dosage Charts for Children in Rochester, NY

If your child is sick, or if you have questions about the correct type of medication or dosage to give them, contact Genesis Pediatrics today.  Our experienced pediatricians can diagnose your child’s illness and offer guidance related to over the counter medications.

Always be sure to follow dosage instructions to give the correct amount and repeat only as frequently as instructed. Droppers and syringes are more accurate than teaspoons, so use if possible. Read our Genesis Advice Packet for more information about when a child should be given medicine.

Children’s Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Dosage

For an earache, fever, sore throat, or headache, use the following dosage instructions for Acetaminophen. Call us at (585) 426-4100 if you have any questions.

  • Milliliter is abbreviated as mL; 5mL equals one teaspoon (tsp).
  • Don’t use household teaspoons which can vary in size.

NOTE: AGE LIMIT. Don’t use under 8 weeks of age.

WeightAgeLiquid Elixir
160mg/5mLDosage
Suppository

Dosage

Children’s Chewable Tablets
80mg eachTablet
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
160mg eachTablet

6-11 lbs

0-3 mos1.25 mL (1/4 tsp)

12-17 lbs

4-11 mos2.5 mL (1/2 tsp)Infant (80mg)

1 tab

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos3.75 mL (3/4 tsp)Child (120mg)

1½ tab

24-35 lbs

2-3 yrs5 mL (1 tsp)Child (120mg)2 tabs

1 tab

36-47 lbs

6-8 yrs7.5 mL (1 1/2 tsp)Child (120mg) 2 suppositories3 tabs1½ tab

48-59 lbs

6-8 yrs10 mL (2 tsp)Junior (325mg)4 tabs

2 tabs

60-71 lbs

9-10 yrs12.5 mL (2.5 tsp)Junior (325mg)5-6 tabs

2½ tabs

72-95 lbs

11 yrs15 mL (3 tsp)Junior (325mg)6 tabs

3 tabs

96 lbs & over

12 yrs20 mL (4 tsp)Junior (325mg) 2 suppositories8 tabs

4 tabs

Please note: One dose lasts 4-6 hours. Do not give >5 doses in 24 hours.

Children’s Motrin/Advil (Ibuprofen) Dosage

Ibuprofen may be given to your child for an earache, fever, sore throat, or headache. Contact the pediatricians at Genesis Pediatrics by calling (585) 426-4100 if you have any questions.

Please Note: Not to be used under 6 months of age. One dose lasts 6-8 hours.

  • Milliliter is abbreviated as mL; 5mL equals one teaspoon (tsp).
  • Don’t use household teaspoons which can vary in size.
  • Aspirin should not be used in children to treat fever or pain.
WeightAgeInfant’s Ibuprofen Concentrated Drops
50mg/1.25mLDropperful
(Use dropper)
Children’s Ibuprofen Suspension
100mg/5mLDosage
Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets
50mg eachTablet
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
100mg eachTablet
Junior Caplets
100mgCaplet

0-5 mos

12-17 lbs

6-11 mos1.25 mL

2.5ml (½ tsp)

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos1.875 mL

3.75 mL (¾ tsp)

1½ tabs

24-35 lbs

2-3 yrs2.5 mL5 mL (1 tsp)

2 tabs

1 tab

36-47 lbs

4-5 yrs7.5 mL (1½ tsp)

3 tabs

1½ tabs

1 cap

48-59 lbs

6-8 yrs10 mL (2 tsp)4 tabs2 tabs

2 cap

60-71 lbs

9-10 yrs12.5 mL (2½ tsp)5 tabs2½ tabs

2 cap

72-95 lbs

11 yrs15 mL (3 tsp)6 tabs3 tabs

3 cap

 

Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)Dosage

If your child suffers from allergies symptoms including rash, runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy eyes, nose, or throat, use the following Benadryl dosage. Call Genesis Pediatrics at (585) 426-4100 if you have questions.

WeightBenadryl Liquid

12.5 mg = 5 mL

5 mL = 1 teaspoon

Benadryl Chewable

12.5 mg

Benadryl Tablets

25 mg

Benadryl Quick Dissolve Strips

25 mg

24-35 lbs

5ml (1 tsp)

1 chewable1/2 strip

36-47 lbs

7.5 mL (1 1/2 tsp)1 1/2 chewable3/4 strip

48-59 lbs

10 mL (2 tsp)

2 chewable

1 tablet1 strip

60-71 lbs

12.5 mL (2 1/2 tsp)2 1/2 chewable1 tablet

1 1/4 strip

72-95 lbs

15 mL (3 tsp)3 chewable1 1/2 tablets

1.5 strips

Please note: For children 2 years and older every 6 hours as needed for itching or allergy.