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What is the correct dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) for 16 month old that is 26lbs?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
160 mg (1 tsp): For a normal 26 pound child, take 26 pounds divided by 2.2 to equal 11.8 kilos weight. Multiply 15 mg x 11.8 kilos to equal 177mg, or about 160 mg, which is 1 teaspoon (5 ml, 5 cc) of the tylenol (acetaminophen) liquid.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below: Weight - 26 lbs which equals 11.8 kg. Dosing is 10 - 15 mg/kg/dose, thus 11.8 x 15 = 177 mg; so about 160 mg which is 1 teaspoon (5 cc) of the 160mg/5cc formulation.

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