If you are using acetaminophen or ibuprofen for more than 5 days, please contact the clinic.
Acetaminophen & Ibuprofen Dosages
Acetaminophen is the generic name for medications such as Tylenol®, Tempra®, and Panadol®.
General acetaminophen dosage is 5 - 7 mg per pound per dose every 4 - 6 hours as needed.
Acetaminophen comes in suppository form, also, (brand name Feverall®) which is good to have on hand in case of vomiting. Dosing is the same as oral.
It is not recommended to use acetaminophen if a child is under three months of age (unless specifically recommended by a health care provider). "Treating" a fever or fussiness in this age group without knowing the cause of the symptoms can mask the illness and prolong a diagnosis.
Ibuprofen is the generic name for medications such as Motrin® and Advil®.
General ibuprofen dosage is 3-5mg per pound per dose every 6-8 hours as needed. Give with food.
Ibuprofen is not recommended for infants under 6 months of age.