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Zolvit Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 23, 2021.

Generic name: HYDROCODONE BITARTRATE 10mg in 15mL, ACETAMINOPHEN 300mg in 15mL
Dosage form: oral solution

Dosage should be adjusted according to severity of pain and the response of the patient. However, it should be kept in mind that tolerance to hydrocodone can develop with continued use and that the incidence of untoward effects is dose related.

The usual adult dosage is approximately 2 ¼ teaspoonfuls every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain. The total daily dosage for adults should not exceed 13 ½ teaspoonfuls.

The usual dosages for children are given by the table below, and are to be given every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain. These dosages correspond to an average individual dose of 0.20 mL/kg of ZOLVIT® (providing 0.135 mg/kg of hydrocodone bitartrate and 4.0 mg/kg of acetaminophen). Dosing should be based on weight whenever possible.




every 4 to 6 hours


(6 doses per day)

12 to 15 kg

(27 to 34 lbs.)

2 to 3 years

2.8 mL

(approx. ½ teaspoonful)

16.8 mL

(approx. 3¼ teaspoonfuls)

16 to 22 kg

(35 to 50 lbs.)

4 to 6 years

3.75 mL

(approx. ¾ teaspoonful)

22.5 mL

(approx. 4½ teaspoonfuls)

23 to 31 kg

(51 to 69 lbs.)

7 to 9 years

5.6 mL

(approx. 1 teaspoonful)

33.6 mL

(approx. 6½ teaspoonfuls)

32 to 45 kg

(70 to 100 lbs.)

10 to 13 years

7.5 mL

(approx. 1½ teaspoonful)

45 mL

(approx. 9 teaspoonfuls)

46 kg and up

(101 lbs. and up)

14 years to adult

11.25 mL

(approx. 2¼ teaspoonfuls)

67.5 mL

(approx. 13½ teaspoonfuls)

The total daily dosage for children should not exceed 6 doses per day.

It is of utmost importance that the dose of ZOLVIT® be administered accurately. A household teaspoon or tablespoon is not an adequate measuring device, especially when one-half or three-fourths of a teaspoonful is to be measured. Given the inexactitude of the household spoon measure and the possibility of using a tablespoon instead of a teaspoon, which could lead to overdosage, it is strongly recommended that care givers obtain and use a calibrated measuring device. Health care providers should recommend a dropper that can measure and deliver the prescribed dose accurately, and instruct care givers to use extreme caution in measuring the dosage.

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