Medicines for Fever and Pain Relief Medicines for Fever and Pain Relief
 

Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

Can be given every 4 - 6 hours

2 months and older

Weight Children's Suspension Children's Chewable or Meltaway or Suppository Children's Suppository (Feverall) Children's Chewable or Meltaway Adult Tablets or Suppository
  160 mg/5 ml 80 mg 120 mg 160 mg 325 mg
6 - 11 lbs 1.25 ml (1/4 tsp)        
12 - 17 lbs 2.5 ml (1/2 tsp)        
18 - 23 lbs 3.75 ml (3/4 tsp)        
24 - 35 lbs 5 ml (1 tsp) 2 1 1  
36 - 47 lbs 7.5 ml (1 1/2 tsp) 3 2 1 1/2  
48 - 59 lbs 10 ml (2 tsp) 4 2 2 1
60 - 71 lbs 12.5 ml (2 1/2 tsp) 5 3 2 1/2 1
72 - 95 lbs 15 ml (3 tsp) 6 4 3 1 1/2
96 + lbs 20 ml (4 tsp) 8 5 4 2

Always check both the CONCENTRATION and the DOSE of the medication before administering.


* Suppositories: Acetaminophen is available as a rectal suppository, brand name FeverAll, which is useful in treating fever

in a child with vomiting or seizures. Most suppositories can be cut in half lengthwise to supply the right dose for your child's weight.

 80mg infant drops have been discontinued

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Ibuprofen (Motrin and Advil)

Can be given every 6 - 8 hours

6 months and older

Weight Infant Drops Children's Suspension Children's Chewable Junior Chewable or Tablets Adult Tablets
  50 mg/1.25 ml 100 mg/5 ml 50 mg 100 mg 200 mg
12 - 17 lbs 1.25 ml        
18 - 23 lbs 1.875 ml 2.5 ml (1/2 tsp)      
24 - 35 lbs 2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) 5 ml (1 tsp) 2 1  
36 - 47 lbs   7.5 ml (1 1/2 tsp) 3 1 1/2  
48 - 59 lbs   10 ml (2 tsp) 4 2 1

Always check both the CONCENTRATION and the DOSE of the medication before administering.