Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

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.

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Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursMay Give Every10-11 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.
 
Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursNEW INFANT CONCENTRATION
(Suspension) Check Bottle! 160mg/5ml
May Give Every4-6 hours10-11 lbs. 2-3 mo. 1.25 ml12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. 2.5 ml
1/2 tsp.
18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo.3.75 ml
3/4 tsp
24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. 5 ml
1 tsp.
36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. 7.5 ml
1 1/2 tsp.
48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. 10 ml
2 tsp.
60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.12.5 ml
(15 ml if over 72 lbs)
Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursOLD INFANT CONCENTRATION
(Drops) Check Bottle! 80 mg/0.8 ml *
May Give Every4 - 6 hours10-11 lbs. 2-3 mo. 1/2 dppr.
0.4 ml.
12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. 1 dppr.
0.8 ml.
18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo.1 1/2 dppr.
1.2 ml.
24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. 2 dppr.
1.6 ml.
36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. -48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. -60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.-
Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursChewable 80 mg tabletsMay Give Every4 - 6 hours10-11 lbs. 2-3 mo. -12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. -18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo.-24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. 2 tab.36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. 3 tab.48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. 4 tab.60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.6 tab.
Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursChewable Junior 160 mgMay Give Every4 - 6 hours10-11 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. 2 tab.60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.3 tab.
Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursElixir 160 mg/5 mlMay Give Every4 - 6 hours10-11 lbs. 2-3 mo. -12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. 2.5ml
1/2 tsp.
18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo.3.75 ml
3/4 tsp.
24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. 5 ml
1 tsp.
36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. 7.5 ml
1 1/2 tsp.
48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. 10 ml
2 tsp.
60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.15 ml
3 tsp.
Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursSuppository 120 mgMay Give Every4 - 6 hours10-11 lbs. 2-3 mo. -12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. -18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo.1 supp.24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. 1 1/2 supp.36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. -48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. -60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.-
Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursSuppository 325 mgMay Give Every4 - 6 hours10-11 lbs. 2-3 mo. -12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. -18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo.-24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. 1/2 supp.36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. 3/4 supp.48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. 1 supp.60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.-
Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hoursSuppository 80 mgMay Give Every4 - 6 hours10-11 lbs. 2-3 mo. -12-17 lbs. 4-11 mo. 1 supp.18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo.1 1/2 supp.24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. 2 supp.36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. -48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. -60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.-

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.

NOTE: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that dosages be administered in milliliters (ml).

Printable Dosage Chart

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 Every24-35 lbs.
2-3 yr.
36-47 lbs.
4-5 yr.
48-59 lbs.
6-8 yr.
60-85 lbs.
9-11 yr.
 
Benadryl SyrupMay Give Every 6 hours24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. Do Not Give36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. Call Your Pediatrician48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.10 ml
2 tsp.
60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.10 ml
2 tsp.
Dallergy SyrupMay Give Every 4 - 6 hours24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. Do Not Give36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. Call Your Pediatrician48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.5 ml
1 tsp.
60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.7.5 ml
1 1/2tsp.
Dimetapp ElixirMay Give Every 6 hours24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. Do Not Give36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. Call Your Pediatrician48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.10 ml
2 tsp.
60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.15 ml
3 tsp.
Nyquil (purple) SyrupMay Give Every 4 - 6 hours24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. Do Not Give36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. Call Your Pediatrician48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.10 ml
2 tsp.
60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.15 ml
3 tsp.
Pediacare Cough-Cold SyrupMay Give Every 4 - 6 hours24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. Do Not Give36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. Call Your Pediatrician48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.10 ml
2 tsp.
60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.12.5 ml
2 1/2 tsp.
Sudafed SyrupMay Give Every 6 hours24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. Do Not Give36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. Call Your Pediatrician48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.5 ml
1 tsp.
60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.7.5 ml
1 1/2 tsp.
Triaminic (orange) SyrupMay Give Every 4 hours24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. Do Not Give36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. Call Your Pediatrician48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.5 ml
1 tsp.
60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.7.5 ml
1 1/2 tsp.

NOTE: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that dosages be administered in milliliters (ml).

Printable Dosage Chart

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 Every24-35 lbs.
2-3 yr.
36-47 lbs.
4-5 yr.
48-59 lbs.
6-8 yr.
60-85 lbs.
9-11 yr.
 
Benylin DM SyrupMay Give Every 6 hours24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr.Do Not Give36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr.Call Your Pediatrician 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.10 ml
2 tsp.
60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.10 ml
2 tsp.
Delsym SyrupMay Give Every 12 hours24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr.Do Not Give36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr.Call Your Pediatrician 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.5 ml
1 tsp.
60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.5 ml
1 tsp.
Dimetapp DMMay Give Every 6 hours24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr.Do Not Give36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr.Call Your Pediatrician 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.10 ml
2 tsp.
60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.15 ml
3 tsp.
Donatussin SyrupMay Give Every 4 - 6 hours24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr.Do Not Give36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr.Call Your Pediatrician 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.2.5 ml
1/2 tsp.
60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.3.75 ml
3/4 tsp.
Pediatric Formula 44 SyrupMay Give Every 6 hours24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr.Do Not Give36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr.Call Your Pediatrician 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.15 ml
1 Tbs.
60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.15 ml
1 Tbs.
Robitussin DM SyrupMay Give Every 4 hours24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr.Do Not Give36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr.Call Your Pediatrician 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.5 ml
1 tsp.
60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.5 ml
1 tsp.

NOTE: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that dosages be administered in milliliters (ml).

Printable Dosage Chart

Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Medipren)

Give every 6 hours for fever over 102° rectalMay Give Every12-17 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.
 
Give every 6 hours for fever over 102° rectal Chewable Tablets 100 mgMay Give Every 6 hours12-17 lbs. 6-11 mo.-18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo.-24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. 1 tab.36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr.1 1/2 tab.48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.2 tab.60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.2 1/2 tab.
Give every 6 hours for fever over 102° rectal Chewable Tablets 50 mgMay Give Every 6 hours12-17 lbs. 6-11 mo.-18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo.-24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. 2 tab.36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr.3 tab.48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.4 tab.60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.5 tab.
Give every 6 hours for fever over 102° rectal DROPS 50 mg/1.25 ml*May Give Every 6 hours12-17 lbs. 6-11 mo.1 dppr.
(1.25 ml.)
18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo.1 1/2 dppr.
(1.875 ml.)
24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. 2 dppr.
(2.5 ml.)
36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr.3 dppr.
(3.75 ml.)
48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.-60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.-
Give every 6 hours for fever over 102° rectal Suspension 100 mg/5 mlMay Give Every 6 hours12-17 lbs. 6-11 mo.2.5 ml18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo.3.75 ml24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. 5 ml36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr.7.5 ml48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.10 ml60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.12.5 ml
Give every 6 hours for fever over 102° rectal Tablets 200 mgMay Give Every 6 hours12-17 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.1 tab.60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.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.

NOTE: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that dosages be administered in milliliters (ml).

Printable Dosage Chart

Itching/Allergies

 May Give Every14-17 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 mlMay Give Every 6-8 hours14-17 lbs. 6-11 mo. Consult your pediatrician18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. 5 ml
1 tsp.
24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. 7.5 ml
1 1/2 tsp.
36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. 8.75 ml
1 3/4 tsp.
48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. 10 ml
2 tsp.
60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.10 ml
2 tsp.
Benadryl ChewsMay Give Every 6-8 hours14-17 lbs. 6-11 mo. -18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. -24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. -36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. 1 tab.48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. 2 tab.60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr.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.

NOTE: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that dosages be administered in milliliters (ml).

Printable Dosage Chart

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