Give every four to six hours as needed. Don't exceed five doses in 24 hours. Don't give acetaminophen to babies under 3 months without calling your doctor first. Always use the measuring device (dropper or measuring cup) that comes with the medication or you could risk overdosing.
What shots does a 2 month old get?
You Can Expect Your Baby's Doctor to:
- DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis)
- Hib (haemophilus influenzae type b)
- IPV (polio vaccine)
- PCV (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine)
- HBV (hepatitis B)
- RV (rotavirus)
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Dosing Information
|Weight||Age||Infant Oral Suspension: Concentration 5 mL = 160mg|
|12-17 pounds||4-11 months||2.5 mL|
|18-23 pounds||12-23 months||3.75 mL|
|24-35 pounds||2-3 years||5 mL|
|36-47 pounds||4-5 years|
Your baby is younger than 3 months and has a rectal temperature of 100.4 degrees F or higher. Your baby is younger than 2 years old and her fever lasts longer than 24 hours. Your child is 2 years or older and her fever lasts more than three days.
If you have Infants' Tylenol® or a similar product in the 80 mg strength, throw the product away and do not give it to your child. The new infant drops have the same concentration as Children's Tylenol® (160 mg/5 ml per dose).
Give your baby the medicine
- Hold your baby the same way you do when you nurse or feed him.
- Put the syringe into your baby's mouth and gently squirt a small amount of the medicine between his tongue and the side of his mouth.
- If you need to give him another squirt, wait until he swallows the first one entirely.
If your child is achy and fussy, and his or her temperature is above 102°F (38.8°C), you may want to give him or her some medicine. If your baby is younger than 3 months of age and has a rectal temperature of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher, call the doctor or go to the emergency room right away.
Don't mix medicine into a bottle of milk or cup of juice, however. If your child doesn't drink the whole thing, he won't get a full dose. If your child is old enough to eat solids, another option is to ask your doctor about getting medicine in tablet form.
For very high or stubborn fevers, alternate between Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen every three hours (i.e., give a dose of Acetaminophen then three hours later give Ibuprofen then three hours later Acetaminophen, ect.) These two medications are safe to use together like this.
Give every six to eight hours as needed. Don't give ibuprofen to babies under 6 months without calling your doctor first. Always use the measuring device (dropper or measuring cup) that comes with the medication or you could risk overdosing.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Dosage Table
|Child's weight (pounds)||6-11||48-59|
|Liquid 160 mg/ 5 milliliters (mL)||1.25||10|
|Liquid 160 mg/ 1 teaspoon (tsp)||--||2|
|Chewable 80 mg tablets||--||4|
|Chewable 160 mg tablets||--||2|
Motrin dosage for infants. Infants' Motrin Concentrated Drops is used for children who are six to 23 months old. If your child is younger than 6 months, ask their doctor if Infants' Motrin Concentrated Drops is safe for them.
The maximum daily dose for a healthy adult who weighs at least 150 pounds is 4,000 milligrams (mg). However, in some people, taking the maximum daily dose for extended periods can seriously damage the liver. It's best to take the lowest dose necessary and stay closer to 3,000 mg per day as your maximum dose.
So to avoid dosing errors, some manufacturers voluntarily changed the liquid acetaminophen marketed for infants from 80 mg per 0.8mL or 80 mg per 1 mL to be the same concentration as the liquid acetaminophen marketed for children—160 mg per 5mL.
Say for example, if you take Tylenol on an empty stomach, it starts to work within 15 to 20 minutes. On the other hand, if you are taking Tylenol when your stomach is full, it takes about 30 to 60 minutes to work. Also, note that this medication is not a magic potion.
Parents know firsthand that teething can make a baby cranky and even cause a mild fever. However, any temperature above 101 degrees is likely from an infection rather than teething. "If your infant is experiencing such symptoms, or the irritability is excessive, you should touch base with your pediatrician."
|Infant / Children's Liquid 160 mg/5 ml|
|10 to 13 lbs||60 mg||2 ml|
|14 to 17 lbs||80 mg||2.5 ml (1/2 tsp)|
|18 to 23 lbs||120 mg||3.75 ml (3/4 tsp)|
|24 to 35 lbs||160 mg||5 ml (1 tsp)|
Encourage your child to rest and drink plenty of fluids. Medication isn't needed. Call the doctor if your child seems unusually irritable or lethargic or complains of significant discomfort. If your child seems uncomfortable, give your child acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others).
Take ibuprofen with food or after meals if it seems to bother your stomach. Prescription doses of ibuprofen normally range between 400 mg to 800 mg, up every six to eight hours. In those cases, you should not take more than 3.2 g or 3,200 mg daily.
It will usually start to work in 20 to 30 minutes taken on an empty stomach with water, lasts up to six hours, depending on the dose. Higher doses last longer. Having food in the stomach slows absorption of most medications (but not all).
Ibuprofen is a tablet, capsule or caplet that you take with a glass of water. It is important to have it with milk or food. Taking it on an empty stomach can irritate the stomach lining and might cause bleeding. Your doctor or nurse can prescribe ibuprofen for you or you can buy it over the counter.