Tylenol and Ibuprofen Dosage Guidelines

Please do not routinely use both medications at the same time. Choose the medication that you feel works best for your child. Always use the dropper that came with the medication.

Printable dosing chart

Dosage is weight based and not age based.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol):
Can be given every 4-6 hours as needed, but no more than 5 doses in 24 hours. Suppositories are for ill/vomiting child unable to take liquid medication by mouth.


Ibuprofen (Motrin and Advil):
Can be given every 6-8 hours as needed, but no more than 4 doses in 24 hours. Approved for children 6 months and older.

Look for medication concentration on the label.