Dosage Charts for Children in Rochester, NY

Helpful Dosage Recommendations for Common Over The Counter Medicines

If you’re located in the suburbs of Rochester, NY such as Gates or Chili, and have questions about medications for your child, contact a pediatrician at the Westside Pediatric Group. Our pediatric office is located on 497 Beahan Rd. Rochester, NY. For appointments call (585) 247-5400 or request an appointment online using our patient portal.

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parent giving a sick child medication


Acetaminophen Dosage

WeightAgeInfant’s Concentrated Drops 160mg/5mLChildren’s Suspension Liquid 160mg/5mL


Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets 80mg each


Junior Strength Chewable Tablets 160mg each


12-17 lbs4-11 mos2.5ml½ tsp.
18-23 lbs12-23 mos 3.75ml¾ tsp.
24-35 lbs2-3 yrs 5ml1 tsp.2
36-47 lbs4-5 yrs1½ tsp.3
48-59 lbs6-8 yrs2 tsp.42
60-71 lbs9-10 yrs2 ½ tsp.52 ½
72-95 lbs11 yrs3 tsp.63
96 lbs & over12 yrs4

Please note: One dose lasts 4 hours. Do not give >5 doses in 24 hours.

Ibuprofen Dosage

WeightAgeInfant’s Ibuprofen Concentrated Drops 50mg/1.25mL

Dropperful (Use dropper)

Children’s Ibuprofen Suspension 100mg/5mL


Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets 50mg each


Junior Strength Chewable Tablets 100mg each


Junior Strength Ibupofen Caplets 100mg


12-17 lbs6-11 mos1=(1.25 mL)
18-23 lbs12-23 mos1 ½=(1.875 mL)
24-35 lbs2-3 yrs2=(2.5 mL)1 tsp.2
36-47 lbs4-5 yrs1½ tsp.3
48-59 lbs6-8 yrs2 tsp.422
60-71 lbs9-10 yrs2 ½ tsp.52 ½2 ½
72-95 lbs11 yrs3 tsp.633

Please Note: One dose lasts 6-8 hours. Not to be used under 6 months.

  • Milliliter is abbreviated as mL; 5mL equals one teaspoon (tsp).
  • Don’t use household teaspoons, which can vary in size.
  • Aspirin should not be used in children to treat fever or pain.

Benadryl Dosage

WeightBenadryl Liquid
12.5 mg = 5 mL
5 mL = 1 teaspoon
Benadryl Chewable
12.5 mg
Benadryl Capsules
25 mg
Benadryl Quick Dissolve Strips
25 mg
22-32 pounds3/4 teaspoon
23-43 pounds1 teaspoon1 chewable
44-54 pounds1 1/2 teaspoons1 1/2 chewable
55-109 pounds2 teaspoons2 chewable1 capsule1 strip
110+ pounds4 chewable2 capsules2 strips

Please note: Give every 4-6 hours, as needed, and not more than four times in 24 hours unless directed by a health care professional.