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Friday, 26 February 2010 07:46

Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

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.

 

Age

Weight

Old Concentration 

Acetaminophen

Concentrated

Infant Drops

80mg/ 0.8ml

New Concentration Acetaminophen

Infant/Children’s Suspension

160mg/ 5ml(1tsp)

Acetaminophen

Children’s Meltaway Tab

80mg/tablet

Acetaminophen

Jr. Strength Meltaway Tab

160mg/tablet

2-3 mos

6-11 lbs

0.4mL

1.25 mL

-

-

4-11 mos

12-17 lbs

0.8mL

2.5 mL

-

-

12-23 mos

18-23 lbs

1.2mL

(0.8mL + 0.4mL)

3.75 mL

-

-

2-3 yrs

24-35 lbs

1.6mL

(0.8mL + 0.8mL)

1 tsp or 5mL

2 tab

-

4-5 yrs

36-47 lbs

-

1½ tsp or 7.5mL

3 tab

-

6-8 yrs

48-59 lbs

-

2 tsp or 10mL

4 tab

2 tab

9-10 yrs

60-71 lbs

-

2½ tsp or 12.5mL

5 tab

2½ tab

11 yrs

72-95 lbs

-

3 tsp or 15mL

6 tab

3 tab

12 yrs

95 lbs & over

-

-

-

4 tab




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.)

 

Age

Weight

Ibuprofen

Concentrated

Infant Drops

50mg/1.25mL

Ibuprofen

Children’s

Suspension

100mg/5ml (1 tsp)

Ibuprofen

Jr. Caplets
100mg/caplet

 

Ibuprofen

Jr. Chewable
Tablets 100mg/tabs

0-5 mos

6-11 lbs

DO NOT USE  IN INFANTS  < 6 MONTHS OLD

6-11 mos

12-17 lbs

1.25mL

-

-

-

12-23 mos

18-23 lbs

1.875mL

-

-

-

2-3 yrs

24-35 lbs

-

1tsp or 5mL

-

1 tablet

4-5 yrs

36-47 lbs

-

1½ tsp or 7.5mL

-

1½ tablet

6-8 yrs

48-59 lbs

-

2 tsp or 10mL

2 caplets

2 tablet

9-10 yrs

60-71 lbs

-

2½ tsp or 12.5mL

2½ caplets

2½ tablet

11 yrs

72-95 lbs

-

3 tsp or 15mL

3 caplets

3 tablet

 

 

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.

 

 


Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

Dosage may be repeated every 6 hours as needed for allergy symptoms

 

 

Age

Weight

Diphenhydramine

Elixir/Liquid

12.5mg/5mL (1 tsp)

Diphenhydramine

Chewable tablet 12.5mg

0-3 mos

6-11 lbs

-

-

4-11 mos

12-17 lbs

1.25mL ( ¼ tsp)

¼ tablet

12-23 mos

18-23 lbs

2.5mL (½ tsp)

½ tablet

2-3 yrs

24-35 lbs

3.75mL (¾ tsp)

¾ tablet

4-5 yrs

36-47 lbs

5mL (1 tsp)

1 tablet

6-8 yrs

48-59 lbs

6.25mL (1¼ tsp)

1¼ tablets

9-10 yrs

60-71 lbs

7.5mL (1½ tsp)

1½  tablets

11 yrs

72-95 lbs

8.75mL (1¾ tsp)

1¾ tablets

12 + yrs

>95 lbs

10mL (2 tsp)

2 tablets

 

 

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.

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