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My son weighs 55 lbs. How much adult Tylenol pills can I give him?

A child weighing 55 pounds is 25 kg. The proper oral dose for Tylenol (acetaminophen) is 15 mg/kg twice daily for pain. The recommended dose for a child your son's size would be one adult (325mg) tablet twice daily. Do not give him more than 2 per day. If the pain continues, please contact his pediatrician.

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