Fevers & Dosing Charts

If you are unsure what to do next when your child has a fever, we have provided dosing charts to make your life easier.  While having a fever can make your child uncomfortable, our dosing recommendations will help to reduce their fever.

High and Difficult to Treat Fevers

For high and difficult to treat fevers, we recommend parents to alternate between Tylenol and Motrin every 3 hours. For example, let’s say if you give Tylenol at 1pm, at 4pm you can give Motrin, then at 7pm Tylenol can be given again, etc. This will have the same medication spaced at every 6hrs apart but the fever is better controlled because there is an additional medication in the rotation. It is safe to use Tylenol and Motrin together in this fashion.

Infant Tylenol (80mg/0.8ml of Acetaminophen) suspension is NO LONGER available. Both Infant and Children Tylenol are now made with the same concentration (160mg/5ml of acetaminophen) suspension. This fever reducer should be given every 4 hours as needed.

Infant Tylenol (80mg/0.8ml of Acetaminophen) suspension is NO LONGER available. Both Infant and Children Tylenol are now made with the same concentration (160mg/5ml of acetaminophen) suspension. This fever reducer should be given every 4 hours as needed.

Infant Motrin/Advil is generally not recommended for babies under 6 months of age. This fever reducer should be given every 6 hours as needed.

Infant Motrin/Advil is generally not recommended for babies under 6 months of age. This fever reducer should be given every 6 hours as needed.