Common dosage of child's Motrin/Tylenol

  1. I would like to know according to weight how much for common children's motrin and tylenol is safe and how would I calculate it?

    Ex. 10 kg
    or
    Ex. 9 kg
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   MissJoRN
    Whenever you can check peds doses by THE reference used by you facility. (I assume you are a student, though) Ours is The Harriet Lane Handbook.

    Acetaminophen- 10-15 mg/kg PO q4-6 (PR dose is higher)
    Ibuprofen- 10 mg/kg PO q6-8

    Are you good to go from there?
  4. by   PedsRN1991
    10mg/kg for both. That is a good starter.
  5. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    In our ED it is :

    10 mg/kg for the ibprofen

    15 mg/kg for acetominophen

    -- sorry about the poor spelling

    swtooth
  6. by   Pedi-ER-RN
    Our PR dose of Acetaminophen is the same as PO (15mg/kg). I've never heard of giving more PR. I've gotta look that up, it's got me curious.
  7. by   nursepotter05
    we do 10 mg/kg for motrin
    tylenol 15mg/ kg


    a 10kg child would get 100mg of motrin (10mg*10kg=100mg). tylenol would be 150mg (15mg*10kg=150mg)
  8. by   luckylucyrn
    In our ED, we do
    Ibuprofen 10mg per kilo po
    Tylenol 15mg per kg po and 20 per kg PR (although with PR doses I round down and one of our docs only gives 15 mg/kg PR)
  9. by   kcangel
    In our pediatriac hospital we do acetaminophen 10-15mg/kg and ibuprofen 10mg/kg. We use the pediatric dosage handbook by takumoto (SP?).
  10. by   macanes
    It's not that the PR dose is necessarily more. In anesthesia, we often given kids a LOADING DOSE ONLY of 40mg/kg of PR Tylenol intraoperatively after induction of anesthesia., then let the parents revert to the 10-15mg/kg regimen.

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