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Lesson 4-Individual Responses Can Be Different
Explain/Elaborate

Children's Chewable Acetaminophen*
Weight (lb)
(Dosage is determined by body weight. Age is not an accurate measure for dose but is included on many charts in case weight is unknown.)
Weight (kg) Age (yr) Dose
(Dose is expressed in number of tablets (or capsules, teaspoons, or droppers).)

Under 24

Under 11

Under 2

Consult doctor

24–35

11–16

2–3

2 tablets

36–47

17–21

4–5

3 tablets

48–59

22–27

6–8

4 tablets

60–71

28–32

9–10

5 tablets

72–95

33–43

11

6 tablets

*1 tablet = 80 milligrams (Dosage charts always include information about milligrams per unit of measure.)
Warning: Take no more than five doses per day.

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