Tylenol and Motrin Pediatric Dosing ChartsWhat is the dose of Tylenol or acetaminophen, or Advil/Motrin for my child?
We do not recommend giving your child Tylenol or acetaminophen, or Advil/Motrin if he or she is under 2 months of age. If you feel she or he needs it please call the pediatrician first. If your child is over 2 months of age, please consult the following dosing chart. It is very important to use the measuring device that came with the medication to avoid any over dosages.
- Fever itself will not harm your child and does not necessarily require treatment, except for Tylenol or Motrin. But you should call the pediatrician if:
- Your child is under 2 months of age and has a rectal temperature of 38 degrees C (100.4 F) or higher.
- Your child remains lethargic or irritable even after you bring the temperature down.
- Fever has been present for longer than three days (> 72 hours).
- Your child also has symptoms such as sore throat, ear pain, abdominal pain, or pain when urinating.
- Your child also has had fewer than four wet diapers in the past 24 hours or less than two urinations during waking hours and is not taking fluids.
- You are worried that your child is having trouble breathing whether or not he or she has a fever.