|Medication Dosage Charts|
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|Friday, 26 February 2010 07:46|
Dosage may be repeated every 4 hours as needed, but do not exceed more than 4 doses in 24 hours. Please use only the measuring device that comes with the medication for dosing.
Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)
Dosages may be repeated every 6 to 8 hours, but should not be given more than 4 times in twenty-four hours. (Note: Milliliter is abbreviated as mL; 5 ml equals 1 teaspoon (tsp). Don't use household teaspoons, which can vary in size.)
Note: Age is provided as a convenience only. Dosing for fever should be based on baseline weight. If you can't remember how much your young child weighed at his last checkup, step on a scale while holding him, then weigh yourself alone. Subtract your weight from the combined weight to get his current weight.
We do not recommend using aspirin to treat a simple fever or pain. Consult with the health care provider before using any aspirin containing product.
Dosage may be repeated every 6 hours as needed for allergy symptoms
Call your health care provider if you think your child is having an allergic reaction as dosing may need to be adjusted (we may recommend a higher dose for allergic reactions) or an emergency evaluation may be needed. Call 911 if severe allergic symptoms or signs of throat swelling, difficulty breathing, and or feeling light headed are present.
|Last Updated on Monday, 20 February 2012 09:05|