Dosage: Every four (4) hours.

When To Use: Acetaminophen should be used to reduce fever and relieve pain. Acetaminophen has no anti-inflammatory actions.

Side Effects: Unlike ibuprofen and aspirin which can have rare but potentially serious side effects, acetaminophen is very safe. Only if an overdose of the medication occurs is there a likelihood of any side effect. If your child takes an over-dose of acetaminophen call your physician or poison control center immediately.

Weight estimated maximum Dosage Dosage Based on Children’s Suspension 160mg/1tsp or 5mL Dosage Based on Chewable Tablets 80mg/Tablet Dosage Based on Junior Chewable Tablets 160mg/Tablet Dosage Based on Tablets 325mg/Tablet or 500mg/Tablet
10 lbs. 64 mg 2 mL N/A N/A N/A
15 lbs. 96 mg 3 mL N/A N/A N/A
20 lbs. 128 mg 4 mL N/A N/A N/A
25 lbs. 160 mg 5 mL (1 tsp) 2 tablets 1 tablets N/A
30 lbs. 192 mg 6 mL 2 tablets 1 tablets N/A
35 lbs. 240 mg 7.5 mL (1.5 tsp) 3 tablets N/A N/A
40 lbs. 272 mg 8.5 mL N/A N/A N/A
45 lbs. 288 mg 9 mL 4 tablets 2 tablets N/A
50 lbs. 320 mg 10 mL (2 tsp) 4 tablets 2 tablets 1 tablets (325mg)
55 lbs. 352 mg 11 mL 4 tablets 2 tablets 1 tablets (325mg)
60 lbs. 400 mg 12.5 mL (2.5 tsp) 5 tablets N/A N/A
65 lbs. 448 mg 14 mL 6 tablets 3 tablets N/A
70 lbs. 480 mg 15 mL (3 tsp) 6 tablets 3 tablets N/A
75 lbs. 512 mg 16 mL 6 tablets 3 tablets 1 tablets (500mg)
80 lbs. 640 mg 20 mL (4 tsp) 8 tablets 4 tablets 2 tablets (325mg)
Children over the age of 12 years old and adults may take two (2) 325mg acetaminophen tablets.

If a child has a particular high fever, increase the dosage only on the advice of your physician due to the risk of overdose and liver damage.