Tylenol Advil/Motrin Dosage

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.

When To Call The Doctor:
  • 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.

Wyckoff Peds,
Nov 1, 2014, 6:34 AM