Tylenol Dosage

Tylenol Dosing for Children

The recommended dosage of Tylenol for children ages 6 to 12 is Tylenol 325 mg (one regular-strength tablet) every four to six hours as needed, not to exceed five tablets in 24 hours. Extra-strength and extended-release Tylenol should not be used in children under the age of 12. Alternatively, Children's Tylenol can be used (see Children's Tylenol Dosage).
 

General Information on Your Dosage of Tylenol

Considerations for people taking Tylenol include the following:
 
  • Tylenol comes in a variety of forms, including tablets, caplets, gel tabs, chewable tablets, and liquid. It is usually taken by mouth every four to six hours as needed.
     
  • Two long-acting forms are also available: Tylenol Arthritis Pain and Tylenol 8 Hour. These products contain one layer that dissolves quickly for rapid pain relief and a second layer that dissolves slowly. These products are taken every eight hours.
     
  • Your Tylenol dosage can be taken with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
     
  • It is important to keep track of how much Tylenol you take, as it is easy to take too much (see Tylenol Poisoning). It is important to remember that acetaminophen (the active ingredient of Tylenol) is found in many medications (both prescription and non-prescription).
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to dosing with Tylenol, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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