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Tylenol Dosage Charts for Infants and Children

Medically reviewed by J. Stewart, BPharm Last updated on Nov 29, 2018.

Use these dosage guides for infants and children younger than 12 years old.

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a pain reliever/fever reducer used for the temporary relief of:

  • fever
  • minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, headache, sore throat and toothache.

Always read the label on the bottle and follow the directions for use carefully before giving a dose.

Infants’ Tylenol Dosage

Infants' TYLENOL Oral Suspension (acetaminophen 160 mg in 5 mL)

  • Use only enclosed syringe specifically designed for use with this product. Do not use any other dosing device.
  • Shake well before using.
  • Replace cap tightly to maintain child resistance.
  • Find the right dose on the chart below. Use the child's weight for dose. If the child's weight is not available, use the child's age.
  • Repeat dose every 4 hours while symptoms last. Do not give more than 5 doses in 24 hours.
Weight Age Dose
under 24 lbs under 2 years ask a doctor
24 lbs - 35 lbs 2 years - 3 years 5 mL

or as directed by a doctor

 

DO NOT USE with any other medicine containing acetaminophen. If you are unsure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
DO NOT USE if your child is allergic to acetaminophen or any of the inactive ingredients in this product.
FOR ADDITIONAL WARNINGS and more detailed information, please see Infants' TYLENOL Oral Suspension Product Label.
IN CASE OF OVERDOSE, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center on 1-800-222-1222 right away. Urgent medical attention is required even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

Children’s Tylenol Dosage

Children's TYLENOL Oral Suspension (acetaminophen 160 mg in 5 mL)

  • Use only enclosed dosing cup specifically designed for use with this product. Do not use any other dosing device.
  • Shake well before using.
  • Replace cap tightly to maintain child resistance.
  • Find the right dose on the chart below. Use the child's weight for dose. If the child's weight is not available, use the child's age.
  • Repeat dose every 4 hours while symptoms last. Do not give more than 5 doses in 24 hours.
Weight Age Dose
under 24 lbs under 2 years ask a doctor
24 lbs - 35 lbs 2 years - 3 years 5 mL
36 lbs - 47 lbs 4 years - 5 years 7.5 mL
48 lbs - 59 lbs 6 years - 8 years 10 mL
60 lbs - 71 lbs 9 years - 10 years 12.5 mL
72 lbs - 95 lbs 11 years 15 mL

or as directed by a doctor

 

DO NOT USE with any other medicine containing acetaminophen. If you are unsure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
DO NOT USE if your child is allergic to acetaminophen or any of the inactive ingredients in this product.
FOR ADDITIONAL WARNINGS and more detailed information, please see Children's TYLENOL Oral Suspension Product Label.
IN CASE OF OVERDOSE, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center on 1-800-222-1222 right away. Urgent medical attention is required even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

Children's TYLENOL Chewables (acetaminophen 160 mg)

  • Chew tablets completely before swallowing. Do not swallow tablets whole.
  • Find the right dose on the chart below. Use the child's weight for dose. If the child's weight is not available, use the child's age.
  • Repeat dose every 4 hours while symptoms last. Do not give more than 5 doses in 24 hours.
Weight Age Dose
under 24 lbs under 2 years ask a doctor
24 lbs - 35 lbs 2 years - 3 years 1 tablet
36 lbs - 47 lbs 4 years - 5 years 1½ tablets
48 lbs - 59 lbs 6 years - 8 years 2 tablets
60 lbs - 71 lbs 9 years - 10 years 2½ tablets
72 lbs - 95 lbs 11 years 3 tablets

or as directed by a doctor

 

DO NOT USE with any other medicine containing acetaminophen. If you are unsure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
DO NOT USE if your child is allergic to acetaminophen or any of the inactive ingredients in this product.
FOR ADDITIONAL WARNINGS and more detailed information, please see Children's TYLENOL Chewables Product Label.
IN CASE OF OVERDOSE, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center on 1-800-222-1222 right away. Urgent medical attention is required even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

 

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