Dosage Charts for Children in Rochester

If your child is sick, contact Genesis Pediatrics in Rochester if you have questions about the correct type of medication or dosage to give them. 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.

Weight

Age

Liquid Elixir
160mg/5mL

Dosage

Suppository

Dosage

Children’s Chewable Tablets
80mg each

Tablet

Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
160mg each

Tablet

6-11 lbs

0-3 mos

1.25 mL (1/4 tsp)

 

 

 

12-17 lbs

4-11 mos

2.5 mL (1/2 tsp)

Infant (80mg)

1 tab

 

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos

3.75 mL (3/4 tsp)

Child (120mg)

1½ tab

 

24-35 lbs

2-3 yrs

5 mL (1 tsp)

Child (120mg)

2 tabs

1 tab

36-47 lbs

6-8 yrs

7.5 mL (1 1/2 tsp)

Child (120mg) 2 suppositories

3 tabs

1½ tab

 

48-59 lbs

6-8 yrs

10 mL (2 tsp)

Junior (325mg)

4 tabs

2 tabs

60-71 lbs

9-10 yrs

12.5 mL (2.5 tsp)

Junior (325mg)

5-6 tabs

2½ tabs

72-95 lbs

11 yrs

15 mL (3 tsp)

Junior (325mg)

6 tabs

3 tabs

96 lbs & over

12 yrs

20 mL (4 tsp)

Junior (325mg) 2 suppositories

8 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.

Weight

Age

Infant’s Ibuprofen Concentrated Drops
50mg/1.25mL

Dropperful
(Use dropper)

Children’s Ibuprofen Suspension
100mg/5mL

Dosage

Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets
50mg each

Tablet

Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
100mg each

Tablet

Junior Caplets
100mg

Caplet

 

0-5 mos

     

12-17 lbs

6-11 mos

1.25 mL

2.5ml (½ tsp)

   

18-23 lbs

12-23 mos

1.875 mL

3.75 mL (¾ tsp)

1½ tabs  

24-35 lbs

2-3 yrs

2.5 mL

5 mL (1 tsp)

2 tabs

1 tab

 

36-47 lbs

4-5 yrs

 

7.5 mL (1½ tsp)

3 tabs

1½ tabs

1 cap

48-59 lbs

6-8 yrs

 

10 mL (2 tsp)

4 tabs

2 tabs

2 cap

60-71 lbs

9-10 yrs

 

12.5 mL (2½ tsp)

5 tabs

2½ tabs

2 cap

72-95 lbs

11 yrs

 

15 mL (3 tsp)

6 tabs

3 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.

Weight

Benadryl 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 chewable 1/2 strip

36-47 lbs

7.5 mL (1 1/2 tsp)1 1/2 chewable 3/4 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 chewable

1 tablet

1 1/4 strip

72-95 lbs

15 mL (3 tsp)

3 chewable

1 1/2 tablets

1.5 strips

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