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Dosage recommendations for common over the counter medicines
If you have questions about using over the counter medicines for your child, please consult your child's healthcare provider.

Benadryl (anithistamine)

  • Find your child's weight across the top row of the dosage table, read down the column to find the dosage for Benadryl
  • Adult dose is 50 mg
  • Repeat every 6-8 hours as needed
  • Do not use Benadryl for children less than a year old - it is a sedative
Child's weight more than
22
33
44
55
110
lbs.
Total amount (mg)
10
15
20
25
50
mg
Liquid 12.5 mg/5 ml (tsp)
3/4
1
1 1/2
2
-----
tsp
Chewable 12.5 mg
-----
1

1 1/2

2
4
tablets
Capsules 25 mg
-----
-----
-----
1
2
caps

Acetaminophen (for fever and pain)

  • Find your child's weight across the top row of the dosage table, read down the column to find the dosage for Acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol)
  • Acetaminiphen is the preferred drug for treatment of fever and pain
  • Adult dose is 650 mg
  • Repeat every 4-6 hours as needed. Do not exceed 5 doses within a 24 hour period
  • Note: Acetaminophen also comes in 80, 120,325, and 650 mg suppositories.
  • Do not use for children under 3 months old. Consult your child's doctor if fever is present.
  • Do not use in patients with acute liver disease.
  • Most people do not experience side effects with Acetaminophen. However, if your child develops severe vomiting, diarrhea, or yellow eyes, contact your physician
Child's weight more than
12
16
24
36
48
73
97
lbs
Total amount (mg)
80
120
160
240
325
500
650
mg
Infant drops 80 mg/0.8 ml
0.8
1.2
1.6
2.4
-----
-----
-----
ml
Syrup 160 mg/5 ml (1 tsp)
1/2
3/4

1

1 1/2
2
3
4
tsp
Chewable 80 mg tablets
-----
1.5
2
3
4
6
8
tabs
Chewable 160 mg tablets
-----
-----
1
1.5
2
3
4
tabs
Adult 325 mg tablets
-----
-----
-----
-----
1
1.5
2
tabs

Ibuprofen (for fever and pain)

  • Acetaminiphen is the preferred drug for treatment of fever and pain
  • Find your child's weight across the top row of the dosage table, read down the column to find the dosage for Ibuprofen (i.e. Advil, Motrin®)
  • Ibuprofen comes with a measuring tool.
  • Adult dose is 400 mg.
  • Repeat every 6-8 hours as needed. Do not exceed 4 does within a 24 hour period.
  • Do not use in children under 6 months old. Safety for younger infants has not been established and is not FDA approved.
  • Use with caution if your child is taking methotrexate, cyclosporine, digoxin and/or blood thinners.
  • Use with caution if your child has a history of bleeding problems, asthma, or liver damage.
  • May cause upset stomach, headache or blurred vision. Contact your child's doctor if these symptoms are a problem.
  • Contact your child's doctor immediately if your child has unusual bruising, bleeding or black stools, or severe flu-like symptoms while taking Ibuprofen.
Child's weight more than
12
16
24
36
48
60
72
96
lbs
Total amount (mg)
50
75
100
150
200
250
300
400
mg
Infant drops 50 mg/
1.25 ml
1.25
1.875
2.5
3.75
4.5
-----
-----
-----
ml
Liquid 100 mg/5 ml (tsp)
1/2
3/4

1

1 1/2
2
2 1/2
3
4
tsp
Chewable 50 mg tablets
-----
-----
2
3
4
5
6
8
tabs
Adult 200 mg tablets
-----
-----
-----
-----
1
1
1 1/2
2
tabs

 

PCA - Pediatrics is located in the Professional Building at Hunt Regional Medical Center, Suite 213. Office hours are
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

PCA- Pediatrics

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


4211 E. Joe Ramsey Blvd. Suite 213
(Professional Building at Hunt Regional Hospital)
Greenville, Texas 75402
Phone: (469) 800-3600
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