Partners in Health Pediatrics, Houston Area, Texas
Partners In Health Pediatrics
  902 Frostwood Dr, Ste 179, Houston, TX 77024.

Medication Dosing

Medication Dosing


Acetaminophen Dosing

Doses to be administered at a minimum of 4 hours apart

Please note that infant drops (80 mg/ 0.8 ml) and infant suspension (160 mg/ 5 ml) are currently available. The dosage is based on the chart below.

Weight infant Drops
80 mg/0.8 ml
suspension/liquid
160 mg/5 ml
Chewable tablet 80 mg Chewable tablet 160 mg Adult tablet 325 mg

6-11 lb

½ dropper = 0.4 ml

¼ teaspoon = 1.25 ml

 

 

 

12-17 lb

1 dropper = 0.8 ml

½ teaspoon = 2.5 ml

 

 

 

18-23 lb

1 ½ dropper = 1.2 ml

¾ teaspoon = 3.75 ml

 

 

 

24-35 lb

2 dropper = 1.6 ml

1 teaspoon = 5 ml

2 tablets

1 tablet

 

36-47 lb

 

1 ½ teaspoons = 7.5 ml

3 tablets

1 ½ tablets

 

48-59 lb

 

2 teaspoons = 10 ml

4 tablets

2 tablets

1 tablet

60-71 lb

 

2 ½ teaspoons =12.5 ml

5 tablets

2 ½ tablets

1 tablet

72-95 lb

 

3 teaspoons = 15 ml

6 tablets

3 tablets

1 ½ tablets

> 95 lb

 

4 teaspoons = 20 ml

8 tablets

4 tablets

2 tablets

Ibuprofen Dosing

Doses to be administered a minimum of 6 hours apart.

Not recommended for infants upto 6 months of age.

Weight infant
Drops
50 mg/ 1.25ml
Liquid
100 mg/ 5 ml
Chewable tablet 50 mg Chewable tablet 100 mg Adult tablet  
200 mg

12-17 lb

1 dropper = 1.25 ml

½ teaspoon = 2.5 ml

 

 

 

18-23 lb

1½ dropper = 1.875 ml

¾ teaspoon = 3.75 ml

 

 

 

24-35 lb

2 dropper = 2.5 ml

1 teaspoon = 5 ml

2 tablets

1 tablet

 

36-47 lb

 

1 ½ teaspoons = 7.5 ml

3 tablets

1 ½ tablets

 

48-59 lb

 

2 teaspoons = 10 ml

4 tablets

2 tablets

1 tablet

60-71 lb

 

2 ½ teaspoons =12.5 ml

5 tablets

2 ½ tablets

1 tablet

72-92 lb

 

3 teaspoons = 15 ml

6 tablets

3 tablets

1 ½ tablets

> 92 lb

 

4 teaspoons = 20 ml

8 tablets

4 tablets

2 tablets

Benadryl Dosing

Doses to be administered at a minimum of 4-6 hours apart.

For infants upto 6 months of age, please call our office for dosage information.

Weight Elixir  12.5 mg/ 5ml Chewable Tablets 12.5 mg Tablets   25 mg

12-17 lb

½ teaspoon = 2.5 ml

 

 

18-23 lb

¾ teaspoon = 3.75 ml

 

 

24-35 lb

1 teaspoon = 5 ml

1 tablet

 

36-47 lb

1 ½ teaspoons = 7.5 ml

1 ½ tablets

 

48-59 lb

2 teaspoons = 10 ml

2 tablets

1 tablet

60-71 lb

 

2 tablets

1 tablet

72-95 lb

 

2 tablets

1 tablet

> 95 lb

 

2 tablets

1 tablet