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Acetaminophen for fever and pain

Common Brands
Listed below are some of the commonly used brands of this medication. Often stores will have their own brand, which may be less expensive. When choosing a medication, be sure to read the major ingredients carefully. Some products will contain multiple active ingredients which could lead to overdosing if you are using more than one product. If you have difficulty selecting a medication, consult your pharmacist.

  • Tylenol
  • Feverall suppositories

Generic Name
Listed below is the generic, or major ingredient, name of this medication. Often stores will have their own brand, which may be less expensive. You can identify the medication by knowing the active ingredient of the medication. When choosing a medication, be sure to read the major ingredients carefully. Some products will contain multiple active ingredients which could lead to overdosing if you are using more than one product. If you have difficulty selecting a medication, consult your pharmacist.

  • Acetaminophen

ACETAMINOPHEN DOSAGE (FOR FEVER AND PAIN)

 

Tylenol (Acetominophen)

Every 4 Hours –as needed

Weight (lbs.)

Oral Suspension (160mg/5ml)

Children's Meltaways (80mg)

Junior Meltaways (160mg)

6-11

1.25 ml   40mg

 

 

12-17

2.50 ml   80mg

 

 

18-23

3.75 ml  120mg

 

 

24-35

5ml (1 teaspoon)  160mg

2 tabs

1 tab

36-47

1.5 teaspoons (7.5 ml)

3 tabs

1.5 tabs

48-59

2 teaspoons (10 ml)

4 tabs

2 tabs

60-71

2.5 teaspoons (12.5 ml)

5 tabs

2.5 tabs

72-83

3 teaspoons (15 ml)

6 tabs

3 tabs

83-94

3.5 teaspoons (17.5 ml)

7 tabs

3.5 tabs

95+

4 teaspoons (20 ml)

8 tabs

4 tabs


 

  • Acetaminophen Dosage: determine by finding your child's weight in the top row of the dosage table
  • Adult dose 650 mg
  • Repeat every 4-6 hours as needed.  Don't give more than 5 times a day
  • Note: Acetaminophen also comes in 120, 325, and 650 mg suppositories (the rectal dose is twice the dosage given by mouth)
  • Don't use under 3 months of age (Reason: fever during the first 12 weeks of life needs to be documented in a medical setting and if present, your infant needs a complete evaluation)