Infant Medicine List

Dr. Jennifer McBride, M.D., FACP, FAAP

Internal Medicine Pediatrics

Child's Weight (pounds) 6-11 12-17 18-23 24-35 36-47 48-59 60-71 72-95 96+  
Syrup: 160mg/5 mL 1.25 2.5 3.75 5 7.5 10 12.5 15 20 mL
Chewable 80 mg Tablets -- -- 1 1/2 2 3 4 5 6 8 tabs
Chewable 160 mg Tablets -- -- -- 1 1 1/2 2 2 1/2 3 4 tabs
Adult 325 mg Tablets -- -- -- -- -- 1 1 1 1/2 2 tabs
Adult 500 mg Tablets -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 1 tabs

*Read table notes below.

Should NOT use any medications younger than 6 weeks of age, unless advised by physician. Any fever in this age group needs to be checked by a doctor.

Ibuprofen should not be used under 6 months of age due to possible effects on the heart (early closing of one of the holes in the heart).

Source: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-home/medication-safety/Pages/Acetaminophen-for-Fever-and-Pain.aspx