DOSAGE CHARTS

WHAT IS A FEVER?

Rectal : 100.4 or higher

Axillary (Underarm) : 99.5 or higher

Oral (Under Tongue) : 99.5 or higher

Ear : 100.4 or higher

Temporal (Forehead) : 100.4 or higher

CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOUR CHILD IS < 3 MONTHS OF AGE BEFORE GIVING ANY MEDICATIONS

DO NOT mix medications with the same components
DO NOT give your child ANY ASPIRIN
DO NOT alternate medications without first consulting our office

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Children’s Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Dosage:

Infant concentrated drops (80mg/0.8ml) have been DISCONTINUED. PLEASE DISCARD.

  • You may give your child acetaminophen if your child is uncomfortable or has a fever

  • Acetaminophen is sold as a generic or under the brand names Tylenol, Tempra, Pediacare, and Feverall (suppository form)

  • Use your child’s weight NOT age to select the dose

  • Dosages can be repeated every 4-6 hrs. DO NOT give more than 5 doses in 24 hour period

  • When giving the infant’s or children’s suspension, shake well before using

  • Check the concentration (strength) of the acetaminophen product before each use

NOTE: New Concentration for Infants. In accordance with FDA recommendations, acetaminophen manufacturers have changed the concentration of infant acetaminophen from 80mg/0.8ml to 160mg/5ml. Be aware that there may be both the old and new concentrations of infant’s acetaminophen products available in stores and in medicine cabinets. The pediatric acetaminophen products currently on the market can continue to be used as labeled. Be sure to check the label or contact our office should you have questions.

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Children's Motrin (Ibuprofen) Dosage:

Infants under 6 months of age should not be given Motrin.

Please be sure to check the concentration on the bottle before administering Motrin.

Please note that Motrin is to be administered up to every 6 hours WITH FOOD.