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Dosing for Acetaminophen

5mL is the same as 1 teaspoon (tsp). 1mL is the same as 1cc.

Give every 4 hours as needed.
Do not give more than 5 doses in 24 hours.

Infant Dosing "Old" and "New" Dosing Comparison Chart


Weight in Pounds
Age in Months
"OLD" Dose (mL)
Concentrated Drops
80mg/0.8mL
"NEW" Dose (mL)
Oral Suspension
160mg/5mL

6-11 lbs
0-3 mos
0.4mL
40mg
1.25mL
40mg

12-17 lbs
4-11 mos
0.8mL
80mg
2.5mL
80mg

18-23 lbs
12-23 mos
1.2mL
120mg
3.75mL
120mg

24-35 lbs
24-36 mos
1.6mL
160mg
5mL
160mg

Children and Jr. Dosing Chart

Give every 4 hours as needed.
Do not give more than 5 doses in 24 hours.


Weight in Pounds
Age in Years
Children's
Oral Suspension

160mg/5mL
Children's Meltaway Chewable Tablets
80mg each
Jr. Meltaway Chewable Tablets
160mg each

24-35 lbs
2-3 yrs
1 tsp
160mg
2 tablets
160mg


36-47 lbs
4-5 yrs
1 1/2 tsp
240mg
3 tablets
240mg


48-59 lbs
6-8 yrs
2 tsp
320mg
4 tablets
320mg
2 tablets
320mg

60-71 lbs
9-10 yrs
2 1/2 tsp
400mg
5 tablets
400mg
2 1/2 tablets
400mg

72-85 lbs
11 yrs
3 tsp
480mg
6 tablets
480mg
3 tablets
480mg

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