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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
Suppository DosageChildren’s Chewable Tablets
80mg eachTablet
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
160mg eachTablet
6-11 lbs0-3 mos1.25 mL (1/4 tsp)   
12-17 lbs4-11 mos2.5 mL (1/2 tsp)Infant (80mg)1 tab 
18-23 lbs12-23 mos3.75 mL (3/4 tsp)Child (120mg)1½ tab 
24-35 lbs2-3 yrs5 mL (1 tsp)Child (120mg)2 tabs1 tab
36-47 lbs6-8 yrs7.5 mL (1 1/2 tsp)Child (120mg) 2 suppositories3 tabs1½ tab  
48-59 lbs6-8 yrs10 mL (2 tsp)Junior (325mg)4 tabs2 tabs
60-71 lbs9-10 yrs12.5 mL (2.5 tsp)Junior (325mg)5-6 tabs2½ tabs
72-95 lbs11 yrs15 mL (3 tsp)Junior (325mg)6 tabs3 tabs
96 lbs & over12 yrs20 mL (4 tsp)Junior (325mg) 2 suppositories8 tabs4 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
(Use dropper)
Children’s Ibuprofen Suspension
Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets
50mg eachTablet
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
100mg eachTablet
Junior Caplets
 0-5 mos     
12-17 lbs6-11 mos1.25 mL2.5ml (½ tsp)   
18-23 lbs12-23 mos1.875 mL3.75 mL (¾ tsp)1½ tabs  
24-35 lbs2-3 yrs2.5 mL5 mL (1 tsp)2 tabs1 tab 
36-47 lbs4-5 yrs 7.5 mL (1½ tsp)3 tabs1½ tabs1 cap
48-59 lbs6-8 yrs 10 mL (2 tsp)4 tabs2 tabs2 cap
60-71 lbs9-10 yrs 12.5 mL (2½ tsp)5 tabs2½ tabs2 cap
72-95 lbs11 yrs 15 mL (3 tsp)6 tabs3 tabs3 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 Liquid12.5 mg = 5 mL
5 mL = 1 teaspoon
Benadryl Chewable  12.5 mgBenadryl Tablets  25 mgBenadryl Quick Dissolve Strips25 mg
24-35 lbs5ml (1 tsp)1 chewable 1/2 strip
36-47 lbs7.5 mL (1 1/2 tsp)1 1/2 chewable 3/4 strip
48-59 lbs10 mL (2 tsp)2 chewable1 tablet1 strip
60-71 lbs12.5 mL (2 1/2 tsp)2 1/2 chewable1 tablet1 1/4 strip
72-95 lbs15 mL (3 tsp)3 chewable1 1/2 tablets1.5 strips

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