Tylenol/Motrin Dosing Charts for Infants and Children

 

When referencing the dosage charts for Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin (ibuprofen) below, please remember these safety guidelines:

 

-Please call our office right away if your newborn (under 3 months) develops a fever.  Do not give medicine unless in instructed by your doctor. 

-Never give more medicine than is appropriate for your child's weight.

-Acetaminophen (Tylenol) may be given every 4-6 hours, with no more than 5 doses in a 24-hour period.

-Ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) should not be used in infants under 6 months of age; in older infants and children, it may be given every 6-8 hours, with no more than 4 doses in a 24-hour period.

-Please call our office if you have questions about these medications or about your child's symptoms.  

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