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For your convenience we included here the doses for several of the medications that you might use.
Be aware that these medications come in many formulations with different strengths. Please verify and ensure that you are giving the correct dose using the formulation you have.

For any other questions regarding medication doses please call our office and talk to a nurse.


Acetaminophen (Tylenol) [PDF]

Ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) [PDF]





Medication

Age/Weight

Dose

 

 

 

Claritin/Zyrtec

2-5 years old 

5mg once a day

 

6 and older

10mg once a day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BENADRYL DOSAGE (ANTIHISTAMINE)

Child's weight more than (pounds)

20

25

38

50

100

lbs.

Total amount (mg)

10

12.5

19

25

50

mg

Liquid 12.5mg/5ml (tsp)

3/4

1


2

--

tsp

Chewable 12.5 mg

--

1


2

4

tablets

Capsules 25 mg

--

--

--

1

2

caps

 
· Benadryl Dosage:  determine by finding your child's weight in the top row of the dosage table.
· Adult dose: 50 mg.
· Repeat every 6-8 hours as needed.
· Don't use under 1 year of age (reason:  it's a sedative). 

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