Medication Chart

Tylenol (ACETAMINOPHEN) DOSAGE CHART every 4 hours as needed

Oral Suspension 160mg/5mlChewable Tablests 80mg eachJunior Chewable Tablets 160mg eachRectal Suppositories (various doses)
DOSE
WeightAge
6-11 lbs0-3 mos1.25 mL(½) 80mg supp.
12-17 lbs4-11 mos2.5 mL=½ tsp(1) 80mg supp.
18-23 lbs12-23 mos3.75 mL=3/4 tsp(1) 120mg supp.
24-35 lbs2-3 yrs5 mL =1tsp1 ½ tablets(½) 325mg supp.
36-47 lbs4-5 yrs5 mL =1tsp2 tablets1 tablet(2) 120mg supp.
48-59 lbs6-8 yrs7.5 mL =1 ½ tsp3 tablets1 ½ tablet(1) 325mg supp.
60-71 lbs9-10 yrs10 mL = 2 tsp4 tablets2 tablet(1) 325mg supp.
72-95 lbs11 yrs12.5 mL =2 ½ tsp5 tablets2 ½ tablet(1½) 325mg supp.
95 lbs +12 yrs +15 mL = 3 tsp6 tablets3 tablet(1) 650mg OR
(2)325mg supp.

MOTRIN (IBUPROFEN) DOSAGE CHART every 6 hours as needed

Infant Drops 50mg/1.25 mLChildren’s Suspension 100mg/5mLChewable Tablests 80mg eachJunior Chewable Tablets 160mg each
DOSE
WeightAge
12-17 lbs6-11 mos1.25 mL2.5 mL=½ tsp
18-23 lbs12-23 mos1.875 mL3.75 mL=3/4 tsp
24-35 lbs2-3 yrs5 mL =1tsp1 tablet
36-47 lbs4-5 yrs7.5 mL =1 ½ tsp3 tablets1 ½ tablets
48-59 lbs6-8 yrs10 mL = 2 tsp4 tablets2 tablets
60-71 lbs9-10 yrs12.5 mL =2 ½ tsp5 tablets2 ½ tablets
72-95 lbs11 yrs15 mL = 3 tsp6 tablets3 tablets
95 lbs +12 yrs17.5 mL=4 tsp8 tablets4 tablets
95 lbs +12 yrsFor older children who can swollow pills, adult ibuprofen contains 200 mg per tablet. Children 12 yrs and older can take 2 tabs every 6-8 hours as needed. (fever, pain, headache, ect.)

Dimetapp Cold & Cough

AGEDose
under 6 yrsNOT RECCOMMENDED
6-11 YRS2 tsp every 6 hours as needed
12 and up4 tsp every 6 hours as needed

Triaminic Cold & Cough

AGEDose
under 2NOT RECCOMMENDED
2-3 YR½ tsp every 6 hours as needed
3-6 YR1 tsp every 6 hours as needed
6-11 YR2 tsp every 6 hours as needed

Delsym

AGEDose
under 4 yrsDO NOT USE
4-6 YRS½ tsp every 12 hours as needed
6-11 YRS1 tsp every 12 hours as needed
12 and up2 tsp every 12 hours as needed

Allegra (Fexofenadine) as needed

AgeDose in mgChildren’s Liquid DoseChildren’s Tablet Dose60 mg 12 hour Tablets180 mg 24 hour Tablets
Under 2 yrsNot RecommendedNot RecommendedNot RecommendedNot RecommendedNot Recommended
2-6 yrs30mg1 tsp every 12 hours1 tablet every 12 hoursNot RecommendedNot Recommended
6-12 yrs30 mg1 tsp every 12 hours1 tablet every 12 hoursNot RecommendedNot Recommended
12 yrs +60 mg2 tsp every 12 hours2 tablets every 12 hours1 tablet every 12 hours1 tablet every 24 hours

Zyrtec (Cetirizine)-may cause drowsiness, give at bedtime as needed

AgeDose in mgChildren’s Liquid DoseChildren’s Tablet Dose60 mg 12 hour Tablets
Under 6Not
6mon -2yr30 mg½ tsp once dailyNot RecommendedNot Recommended
2-6 yrs30mg1 tsp every 12 hours1 tablet every 12 hoursNot Recommended
6-12 yrs30 mg1 tsp every 12 hours1 tablet every 12 hoursNot Recommended
12 yrs +60 mg2 tsp every 12 hours2 tablets every 12 hours1 tablet every 12 hours

Claritin (Loratadine) as needed

AgeSyrup 1mg/1mL5mg chew or oral dissolving tab10mg chewable tabs
6 mon – 2yrs½ tsp once dailyNot RecommendedNot Recommended
2-5 yrs1 tsp once daily1 tablet once dailyNot Recommended
6+ yrs2 tsp once daily2 tablets once daily1 tablet once daily

Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) as needed

WeightDose in mgLiquidChewable
10-14 lbs12.5mg/5mL½ tsp every 4-6 hours
15-20 lbs12.5mg/5mL¾ tsp every 4-6 hours
21-25 lbs12.5mg/5mL1 tsp every 4-6 hours1 tablet
26-30 lbs12.5mg/5mL1¼ tsp every 4-6 hours1¼ tablets
31-35 lbs12.5mg/5mL1½ tsp every 4-6 hours1½ tablets
36-40 lbs12.5mg/5mL1¾ tsp every 4-6 hours1¾ tablets
Over 40 lbs12.5mg/5mL2 tsp every 4-6 hours2 tablets
Over 12 yrs12.5mg/5mL2-4 tsp every 4-6 hours2-4 tablets

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