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MEDICATIONS FOR FEVER

ACETAMINOPHEN DOSAGE


The following table gives acetaminophen dosage guidelines by weight. It can be used for the different available commercial products including Tylenol®, Tempra®, Panadol® and generics.


WeightDoseInfant
Drops
Children's Syrup80 mg. Chewable160 mg. Chewable


(80mg/
0.8ml)
(160 mg/5cc)







6-12 lbs40 mg0.4 ml


13-17 lbs80 mg0.8 ml1/2 tsp1 tab
18-23 lbs120 mg1.2 ml3/4 tsp

24-35 lbs160 mg1.6 ml1 tsp2 tabs1 tab
36-47 lbs240 mg2.4 ml1 1/2 tsp3 tabs1 1/2 tabs
48-59 lbs320 mg
2 tsp4 tabs2 tabs
60-71 lbs400 mg
2 1/2 tsp5 tabs2 1/2 tabs
72-95 lbs480 mg
3 tsp6 tabs3 tabs
95+ lbs640 mg
4 tsp8 tabs4 tabs









IBUPROFEN DOSAGE


The following table gives ibuprofen dosage guidelines by weight. It can be used for both Children's Motrin® and Children's Advil® products.


WeightDoseOral DropsSuspensionChewableChewableCaplet


(50mg/
1.25ml)

(100mg/
5ml)

50 mg100 mg100 mg







12-17 lbs50 mg1 dropper1/2 tsp


18-23 lbs100 mg2 droppers1 tsp2 tabs1 tab
24-35 lbs150 mg3 droppers1 1/2 tsp3 tabs1 1/2 tabs
36-47 lbs200 mg4 droppers2 tsp4 tabs2 tabs2 caps
48-59 lbs250 mg
2 1/2 tsp5 tabs2 1/2 tabs2 1/2 caps
60-71 lbs300 mg
3 tsp6 tabs3 tabs3 caps
72-95 lbs400 mg
4 tsp8 tabs4 tabs4 caps

DOSAGE ON CHARTS MAYBE SAFELY DOUBLED IF RECOMMENDED DOSAGE IS NOT EFFECTIVE. 
 

COMMON WEBSITES OF INTEREST

 
Allergy:kidshealth.org/parent/medical/allergies/allergy.html
Asthma:lungusa.org/asthma/ascchildhoo.html
Attention Deficit
Disorder:   
pediatricneurology.com/adhd.htm
Attention Deficit/
Hyperactivity Disorder:
nimh.nih.gov/publicat/helpchild.cfm
Autism: www.globalautismcollaboration.com
Breastfeeding:www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/breastfeeding.html
Common Childhood
Infections: 
www.niaid.nih.gov/dmid/child
Croup:  kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial_viral/croup.html
Eating Disorders:kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/eating_disorders.html 
Eczema:eczema-assn.org/atopic_dermatitis_children.html
Learning Disabilities: nimh.nih.gov/publicat/learndis.htm
Lice: kidsmeds.com/lice.htm
Lyme Disease: kidshealth.org/parent/medical/brain/lyme.html
National Immunization Program: www.cdc.gov/nip
Safetyproofing:www.creativehomemaking.com/childproof.shtml
Vaccines and Autism:www.cdc.gov/nip/vacsafe/concerns/autism


 
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