Reducing fever on children

The Appropriate Use of Acetaminophen

Before selecting a dose, please double-check the infant package carefully to find the correct concentration. Then, select the dosage according to the concentration and child's weight. If you are unsure of the dosing, please call our office for correct dosing instructions. We will need to know which concentration you have before we can help you.

Do not use acetaminophen for infants under 12 weeks of age without direction from our office. Fever during the first 12-weeks of life needs to be evaluated by a physician.
Exception: Fever from immunization if the infant is 8 weeks of age or older.

Measuring " It is preferable to use the measuring syringe or dropper that is usually provided with the medicine. Kitchen spoons are not a reliable measuring utensil.

For Up to Date Dosage Charts click on the link below.

Acetaminophen Dosing Tables for Fever and Pain in Children

Acetaminophen (Tylenol®, Tempra®, FeverAll®)

Dosing is every 4 hours

Use single ingredient medication only (for example, Tylenol, not Tylenol Cold)

1tsp = 5cc = 5ml

FeverAll® is the suppository form of Acetaminophen, available in 80mg, 120mg, 325mg and 650mg. The rectal dose is the same as the dosage given by mouth. 

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