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Tylenol By Weight Calculator Specialist

Sellwood Medical Clinic

Family & Pediatrics & Internal Medicine located in Portland, OR

Around 50 million Americans take Tylenol® or another acetaminophen pain relief formula each week. But it’s easy to be confused about correct dosages based on weight, especially for children. Sellwood Medical Clinic offers a convenient Tylenol by weight calculator online, and the team is ready to see patients of all ages at their three convenient and comfortable offices in Portland, Oregon. Call the office nearest you or book online now.

Tylenol by Weight Calculator Q & A

What is the Tylenol by weight calculator for infants?

From birth up to 23 months, which typically corresponds to 6-23 lbs, Tylenol recommends using one product, the Infants’ Tylenol oral suspension, and adhering to your doctor’s specific instructions. 

Always consult your child’s Sellwood Medical Clinic doctor to make sure it’s safe to give them Tylenol or any other medication during their first two years of life. 

What is the Tylenol by weight calculator for children?

The Tylenol by weight calculator for children is as follows:

24-35 lbs (age 2-3)

At 24-35 lbs, typically age 2-3, you can give your child 5mL of Infants’ Tylenol oral suspension or 5mL of Children’s Tylenol oral suspension. Alternatively, you can give your child one Children’s Tylenol chewable tablet. 

36-47 lbs (age 4-5)

At 36-47 lbs, typically age 4-5, you can give your child 7.5mL of Children’s Tylenol oral suspension or 1.5 Children’s Tylenol chewable tablets. 

48-59 lbs (age 6-8)

At 48-59 lbs, usually covering age 6-8, you can give your child 10mL of Children’s Tylenol oral suspension, two Children’s Tylenol chewable tablets, or two Children’s Tylenol dissolve packs. 

60-71 lbs (age 9-10)

At 60-71 lbs, usually ages 9-10, you can give your child 12.5mL of Children’s Tylenol oral suspension, 2.5 Children’s Tylenol chewable tablets, or two Children’s Tylenol dissolve packs. 

72-95 lbs (age 11)

At 72-95 lbs, or age 11, you’ve reached your child’s last dosing category before they transition to taking adult Tylenol. At this age, you can give 15mL of Children’s Tylenol oral suspension, three Children’s Tylenol chewable tablets, or three Children’s Tylenol dissolve packs. 

If your child has special medical needs or doesn’t fit into the weight categories above, speak to your Sellwood Medical Clinic doctor about the right Tylenol dosage. 

What is the Tylenol dosage recommendation for adults?

Starting at age 12, Tylenol dosage is the same for all adults. 

Tylenol regular-strength formulas

For the two regular-strength Tylenol formulas, Tylenol tablets and Tylenol liquid gel capsules, take two tablets or capsules every 4-6 hours while your symptoms last. Don’t exceed 10 tablets or capsules in total over a 24-hour period unless your Sellwood Medical Clinic doctor directs you to do so.

Tylenol Extra Strength

For Tylenol Extra Strength, take two caplets every six hours while you’re having symptoms. Don’t exceed six caplets over a 24-hour period unless your doctor directs you otherwise. 

Tylenol 8-Hour Arthritis Pain and Tylenol 8-Hour Muscle Aches & Pain

For Tylenol 8-Hour Arthritis Pain and Tylenol 8-Hour Muscle Aches & Pain, take two caplets every eight hours while you’re having symptoms. Don’t take more than six caplets over a 24-hour period unless your doctor instructs it. 

If you’re unsure about the right dosage, or if you don’t get adequate relief from Tylenol, it’s time to schedule an appointment at Sellwood Medical Clinic for customized care. 

Book your appointment with online scheduling or call Sellwood Medical Clinic today.