Dosage Charts

 

Dosage Charts

Select a medicine below to find out dosage information:

Acetaminophen
(Tylenol)

Tylenol, Motrin and Benadryl have been recalled. Please visit www.Mcneilproductrecall.com.

NOTE: New Concentration for Infants. In accordance with FDA recommendations, acetaminophen manufacturers have changed the concentration of infant acetaminophen from 80mg/0.8ml to 160mg/5ml. Be aware that there may be both the old and new concentrations of infants' acetaminophen products available in stores and in medicine cabinets. The pediatric acetaminophen products currently on the market can continue to be used as labeled. Be sure to check the label or contact our office should you have questions. It is important to note that the old infants' acetaminophen concentrated drops have 3x more medicine than the new infants' acetaminophen oral suspension.

More Information

Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hours May Give Every 10-11 lbs. 2-3 mo. 12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.
NEW INFANT CONCENTRATION (Suspension) Check Bottle! 160mg/5ml 4-6 hours 1.25 ml 2.5 ml
1/2 tsp.
3.75 ml
3/4 tsp
5 ml
1 tsp.
1 1/1 tsp. 2 tsp. 2 1/2 tsp. (3 tsp if over 72 lbs)
OLD INFANT CONCENTRATION (Drops) Check Bottle! 80 mg/0.8 ml * 4 - 6 hours 1/2 dppr.
0.4 ml.
1 dppr.
0.8 ml.
1 1/2 dppr.
1.2 ml.
2 dppr.
1.6 ml.
     
Chewable 80 mg tablets 4 - 6 hours       2 tab. 3 tab. 4 tab. 6 tab.
Chewable Junior 160 mg 4 - 6 hours           2 tab. 3 tab.
Elixir 160 mg/5 ml 4 - 6 hours   1/2 tsp. 3/4 tsp. 1 tsp. 1 1/2 tsp. 2 tsp. 3 tsp.
Suppository 120 mg 4 - 6 hours     1 supp. 1 1/2 supp.      
Suppository 325 mg 4 - 6 hours       1/2 supp. 3/4 supp. 1 supp.  
Suppository 80 mg  4 - 6 hours   1 supp. 1 1/2 supp. 2 supp.      

*CAUTION: We recommend that you use the dropper or dosage cup that comes with your medicine to avoid overdosage. Dosage recommendations on bottles may vary from the recommendation on these pages. We would like you to use our recommended dosages unless your health care provider has given you a different (usually higher!) dosage. Aspirin should not be given to your child.

 

 

Cold Medicines

WARNING: DO NOT GIVE THESE MEDICINES TO CHILDREN LESS THAN 4 YEARS OLD. Do not combine medications or give more than specified.  Increasing evidence indicates that the risks of these medicines may outweigh their benefits. Therefore, we generally discourage their use and specifically are concerned about the consequences of use in our toddlers.

  May Give Every 24-35 lbs.
2-3 yr.
36-47 lbs.
4-5 yr.
48-59 lbs.
6-8 yr.
60-85 lbs.
9-11 yr.
Benadryl Syrup   6 hours Do Not Give Call Your Pediatrician 2 tsp. 2 tsp.
Dallergy Syrup   4 - 6 hours 1 tsp. 1 1/2tsp.
Dimetapp Decongestant Infant DROPS *  6 hours    
Dimetapp Elixir   6 hours 2 tsp. 3 tsp.
Nyquil (purple) Syrup   4 - 6 hours 2 tsp. 3 tsp.
Pediacare Cough-Cold Syrup   4 - 6 hours 2 tsp. 2 1/2 tsp.
Pediacare DROPS *  4 - 6 hours    
Sudafed Syrup   6 hours 1 tsp. 1 1/2 tsp.
Triaminic (orange) Syrup   4 hours 1 tsp. 1 1/2 tsp.

 

 

Cough Medicines

WARNING: DO NOT GIVE THESE MEDICINES TO CHILDREN LESS THAN 4 YEARS OLD. Do not combine medications or give more than specified.  Increasing evidence indicates that the risks of these medicines may outweigh their benefits. Therefore, we generally discourage their use and specifically are concerned about the consequences of use in our toddlers.

  May Give Every 24-35 lbs.
2-3 yr.
36-47 lbs.
4-5 yr.
48-59 lbs.
6-8 yr.
60-85 lbs.
9-11 yr.
Benylin DM Syrup 6 hours Do Not Give Call Your Pediatrician 2 tsp. 2 tsp.
Delsym Syrup 12 hours 1 tsp. 1 tsp.
Dimetapp Decongestant Plus Cough Infant DROPS * 6 hours    
Dimetapp DM 6 hours 2 tsp. 3 tsp.
Donatussin Syrup 4 - 6 hours 1/2 tsp. 3/4 tsp.
Pediatric Formula 44 Syrup 6 hours 1 Tbs. 1 Tbs.
Robitussin DM Syrup 4 hours 1 tsp. 1 tsp.
Robitussin Pediatric DROPS * 4 hours    

 

 

Ibuprofen
(Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Medipren)

Tylenol, Motrin and Benadryl have been recalled. Please visit www.Mcneilproductrecall.com.

Give every 6 hours for fever over 102° rectal May Give Every 12-17 lbs.
6-11 mo.
18-23 lbs.
12-23 mo.
24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.
Chewable Tablets 100 mg 6 hours     1 tab. 1 1/2 tab. 2 tab. 2 1/2 tab.
Chewable Tablets 50 mg  6 hours     2 tab. 3 tab. 4 tab. 5 tab.
DROPS 50 mg/1.25 ml * 6 hours 1 dppr.
(1.25 ml.)
1 1/2 dppr. (1.875 ml.) 2 dppr.
(2.5 ml.)
3 dppr. (3.75 ml.)    
Suspension 100 mg/5 ml 6 hours 1/2 tsp.  3/4 tsp. 1 tsp. 1 1/2 tsp. 2 tsp. 2 1/2 tsp.
Tablets 200 mg 6 hours         1 tab. 1 1/2 tab.

CAUTION: DO NOT GIVE TO AN INFANT UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE.
Consult with a physician or pharmacist before combining any medication. Some drugs may contain additional pain relievers.
Aspirin should not be given to your child.

 

 

Itching/Allergies

  May Give Every 14-17 lbs.
6-11 mo.
18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. 24-35 lbs.
2-3 yr.
36-47 lbs.
4-5 yr.
48-59 lbs.
6-8 yr.
60-85 lbs.
9-11 yr.
Benadryl (red) Syrup 12.5 mg/5 ml 4 - 6 hours 3/4 tsp. 1 tsp. 1 1/2 tsp. 1 3/4 tsp. 2 tsp. 2 tsp.
Benadryl Chews 4 - 6 hours       1 tab. 2 tab. 3 tab.

CAUTION: Consult with a physician or pharmacist before combining any medication.
Some drugs may contain additional pain relievers. Aspirin should not be given to your child.

 


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