What Are the Pediatric Dosage Calculations for Tylenol?


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Children who are between the ages of 2 and 3 and weigh between 24 and 35 pounds should take 5 milliliters or 1 teaspoon of Infant's Tylenol Suspension Liquid or Children's Tylenol Suspension Liquid, according to Tylenol. Eleven-year-old children have dosage recommendations of 15 milliliters or 3 teaspoons of Children's Tylenol Suspension Liquid.

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Those who wish to administer Children's Tylenol Meltaways Chewable Tablets are to give children between ages 4 and 5, with a weight range of 36 and 47 pounds, only three tablets, states Tylenol. The pediatric dosage for children 6 to 8 years old is 7.5 milliliters of liquid Tylenol or 3 chewable tablets. In addition, Tylenol offers Jr Tylenol Meltaways Chewable Tablets with recommended doses of 2, 2.5 or 3 tablets, depending on the child's age and weight. For example, children aged 9 or 10 years old are to take 2.5 tablets when using the Jr Tylenol Meltaways Chewable Tablets. Parents with children under the age of 2 years old are urged to speak with the child's doctor for the correct dosage, suggests Tylenol.

Children are not to receive more than five doses of any medication containing acetaminophen within a 24-hour period. It is important to always read the label included with the medication and to use the dosing device that is provided within the packaging of the medication, advises Tylenol.

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