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Children's Tylenol Suspension Dosage

Generic name: acetaminophen 160mg in 5mL
Dosage form: oral suspension

Medically reviewed on October 6, 2017.

  • this product does not contain directions or complete warnings for adult use.
  • do not give more than directed (see overdose warning)
  • shake well before using
  • find right dose on chart below. If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age.
  • use only enclosed dosing cup designed for use with this product. Do not use any other dosing device.
  • if needed, repeat dose every 4 hours while symptoms last
  • do not give more than 5 times in 24 hours
  • do not give for more than 5 days unless directed by a doctor
Weight (lb) Age (yr) Dose (tsp or mL)
under 24 under 2 years ask a doctor
24-35 2-3 years 1 tsp or 5 mL
36-47 4-5 years 1 ½ tsp or 7.5 mL
48-59 6-8 years 2 tsp or 10 mL
60-71 9-10 years 2 ½ tsp or 12.5 mL
72-95 11 years 3 tsp or 15 mL

Attention: use only enclosed dosing cup specifically designed for use with this product. Do not use any other dosing device.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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