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    Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hours May Give Every 10-11 lbs.
    2-3 mo.
    12-17 lbs.
    4-11 mo.
    18-23 lbs.
    12-23 mo.
    24-35 lbs.
    2-3 yr.
    36-47 lbs.
    4-5 yr.
    48-59 lbs.
    6-8 yr.
    60-85 lbs.
    9-11 yr.
    NEW INFANT CONCENTRATION(Suspension)
    Check Bottle! 160mg/5mL
    4-6 hours 1.25mL 2.5 mL, 1/2 tsp. 3.75 mL,
    3/4 tsp.
    5 mL, 1 tsp. 1.5 tsp. 2 tsp 2.5 tsp (3 tsp if over 72 lbs.)
    Chewable or Meltaway Junior 160mg 4-6 hours 2 tablets 2.5 tablets
    3 tablets if over 72 lbs.)
    Chewable or Meltaway
    80mg tablets
    4-6 hours 2 tablets 3 tablets 4 tablets 5 tablets
    (6 tablets if over 72 lbs.)
    OLD INFANT CONCENTRATION (Drops)
    Check Bottle! 80mg/0.8mL**
    4-6 hours 1/2 dropper
    0.4mL
    1 dropper
    0.8mL
    1.5 dropper
    1.2mL
    2 dropper
    1.6mL
    Suppository 120mg 4-6 hours 1 supp. 1.5 supp.
    Suppository 325mg 4-6 hours 1/2 supp. 3/4 supp. 1 supp.
    Suppository 80mg 4-6 hours 1 supp. 1.5 supp. 2 supp.
    Suspension
    160mg/5mL
    4-6 hours 1/2 tsp. 3/4 tsp. 1 tsp. 1.5 tsp. 2 tsp. 2.5 tsp.
    (3 tsp. if over 72 lbs.)
    **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 infants’ 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. More Information

    Disclaimer: This information is not intended be a substitute for professional medical advice. It is provided for educational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information.

    Author and Senior Reviewer: Barton D. Schmitt, M.D.
    Copyright 1994-2013 Barton D. Schmitt, M.D.

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