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Acetaminophen

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: December 2001
Last Revision Date: April 2002


Common Questions, Quick Answers

What is acetaminophen?

What are some brand names?

Form

Brand Names

Concentration

Drops

Liquiprin, Mapap, Panadol, Tylenol

80 mg/ .8 ml

Elixir (liquid)

Aceta, Genapap, Panadol, Tylenol

160 mg/ 5 ml

Chewable Tablets

Aceta Panadol, Tempra, Tylenol

80 mg/ 1 tablet

Tablets

Depacin, Panadol, Tapanol, Tylenol

325, 500 650 mg

Suppositories

Acephen, Feverall, Neopap, Uniserts

80, 160, 325, 650 mg

What can I use it for?

How should I use it?

What is proper dosage?

mg= milligram
tsp= teaspoon
ml= milliliter

Acetaminophen Dosage: Given every 4-6 hours

Age

Weight

Drops
80 mg/ .8 ml

Elixir
160 mg/ 5 ml

Chewable Tablets
80mb/tab

Tablets

Suppositories

0-3 months

6-11 lbs.

0.4 ml or 1/2 dropperful

X

X

X

X

4-11 months

12-17 lbs.

0.8 ml or 1 dropperful

1/2 tsp.

X X X

12-23 months

18-23 lbs.

0.8 + 0.4 ml or 1 1/2 dropperful

3/4 tsp.

X

X X

2-3 years

24-35 lbs.

0.8 + 0.8 ml or 2 dropperfuls

1 tsp

2 tablets

X

120-160 mg

4-5 years

36-47 lbs.

X

1 1/2 tsp

3 tablets

240 mg

240 mg

6-8 years

48-59 lbasl

X

2 tsp

4 tablets

320 mg

320 mg

9-10 years

60-71 lbsl

X

2 1/2 tsp

5 tablets

400 mg

400 mg

11 years

72-95 lbs.

X

3 tsp

6 tablets

480 mg

480 mg

12 years and older (including adults)

Over 96 lbs.

X

325-1000 mg

325-650 mg

What are possible side effects?

Where should I store it?

When should I call the doctor?

Quick Answers

References

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