Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

Dosage 5 – 7 mg/pound/dose (10 – 15 mg/kg/dose) every 4 – 6 hours (Adults 650 mg)

  • Note: Acetaminophen also comes in 120, 325, and 650 mg suppositories (same dosage).
  • Don’t use under 3 months of age (Reason: fever during the first 12 weeks of life needs to be documented in a medical setting and if present, the infant needs a complete evaluation.)


Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)

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.