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Medication Dosing

Products labeled “cold,” “cold and sinus,” “multisymptom,” or “PM” are not recommended for children under the age of 6, as they contain additional medications. Products may come in different doses. Read packages carefully to determine the specific concentration of liquids and/or the specific dose in each chewable or tablet. Always use the measuring device packaged with the liquid medication; do not substitute another measuring device.

Children’s liquid:

160 mg/5 mL = 160 mg/1 tsp

Children’s Meltaway/chewables (age 2-5):

80 mg each

Junior Meltaway/chewables (age 6-11):

160 mg each

Adult regular strength tablets/caplets/capsules:

325 mg each

Adult extra strength tablets/caplets/capsules:

500 mg each

Indication

Give for fever or pain.

Not recommended for relief of cold symptoms.

Not recommended under the age of 3 months without a doctor’s supervision

Timing

You may give a dose of acetaminophen (Tylenol) every 4-6 hours.

Maximum number of doses in a 24 hour period: 5

WeightLiquid80 mg chews 160 mg chews 325 mg tabs
6-11 lbs
12-17 lbs½ tsp = 2.5 mL
18-23 lbs¾ tsp = 3.75 mL
24-35 lbs1 tsp = 5 mL 2 chews1 chew
36-47 lbs1 ½ tsp = 7.5 mL3 chews1 ½ chews
48-59 lbs2 tsp = 10 mL4 chews 2 chews 1 tablet
60-71 lbs2 ½ tsp = 12.5 mL5 chews2 ½ chews
72-95 lbs3 tsp = 15 mL6 chews3 chews
>95 lbs 4 tsp = 20 mL8 chews4 chews 2 tablets

Products labeled “cold,” “cold and sinus,” “multisymptom,” or “PM” are not recommended for children under the age of 6, as they contain additional medications. Products may come in different doses. Read packages carefully to determine the specific concentration of liquids and/or the specific dose in each chewable or tablet. Always use the measuring device packaged with the liquid medication; do not substitute another measuring device.

Concentrated infants’ drops:

50 mg/1.25 mL

Children’s liquid:

100 mg/5 mL = 100 mg/1 tsp

Junior strength chewables:

100 mg each

Junior strength caplets:

100 mg each

Adult tablets or caplets:

200 mg each

Indication

Give for fever or pain.

Not recommended for relief of cold symptoms.

Not recommended for children under the age of 6 months.

Timing

You may give a dose of ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) every 6-8 hours.

Maximum number of doses in a 24 hour period: 4

WeightDropsLiquidChewable/capletAdult Tablets
12-17 lbs1.25 mL½ tsp = 2.5 mL
18-23 lbs1.875 mL¾ tsp = 3.75 mL
24-35 lbs2.5 mL (1.25 x 2) 1 tsp = 5 mL1 chew/cap
36-47 lbs3.75 mL (1.875 x 2)1 ½ tsp = 7.5 mL1 ½ chews/caps
48-59 lbs2 tsp = 10 mL2 chews/caps 1 adult tablet
60-71 lbs2 ½ tsp = 12.5 mL2 ½ chews/caps
72-95 lbs3 tsp = 15 mL3 chews/caps
>95 lbs 4 tsp = 20 mL4 chews/caps 2 adult tablets

Products labeled “allergy plus cold” or “allergy plus sinus” are not recommended for children under the age of 6, as they contain additional medications. Always use the measuring device packaged with the liquid medication; do not substitute another measuring device.

Children’s liquid:

12.5 mg/5 mL = 12.5 mg/1 tsp

Children’s chewables or FastMelt tablets:

12.5 mg each

Adult tablets or capsules or Quick Dissolve Strips:

25 mg each

Indication

Give for hives, allergic reaction, itching, or seasonal allergy symptoms.

Not recommended as a sleep aid or for relief of cold symptoms.

Not recommended under the age of 1 without the supervision of a doctor.

Timing

You may give a dose of diphenhydramine (Benadryl) every 6 hours as needed.

WeightLiquidChewableTablets/capsules/strips
17-21 lbs ¾ tsp = 3.75 mL
22-32 lbs 1 tsp = 5 mL1 chew
33-42 lbs1 ½ tsp = 7.5 mL1 ½ chews
43-53 lbs 2 tsp = 10 mL2 chews 1 tablet
54-64 lbs2 ½ tsp = 12.5 mL2 ½ chews
65-75 lbs3 tsp = 15 mL 3 chews
76-86 lbs 3 ½ tsp = 17.5 mL3 ½ chews
>86 lbs4 tsp = 20 mL4 chews 2 tablets

Products labeled “D” or “plus decongestant” are not recommended for children under the age of 6, as they contain additional medications. In addition, chewables and tablets may come in different doses. Read packages carefully to determine the specific dose in each chewable or tablet. Always use the measuring device packaged with the liquid medication; do not substitute another measuring device

Children’s liquid:

5 mg/5mL = 5 mg/1 tsp

Children’s chewables:

5 mg OR 10 mg each

Adult tablets or liquid gels:

5 mg OR 10 mg each

Indication

Give for hives, itching, or seasonal allergy symptoms.

Not recommended as a sleep aid or for relief of cold symptoms.

Not recommended under the age of 6 months.

Timing

You may give a dose of cetirizine (Zyrtec) either once or twice daily, as indicated below.

AgeLiquid5 mg Chew/Tabs10 mg Chew/Tabs
6 – 11 months½ tsp = 2.5 mL daily
12 – 23 months½ tsp = 2.5 mL twice daily
2 – 5 years 1 tsp daily1 daily
6 – 11 years1 tsp daily, may increase to 2 tsp daily if needed1 daily, may increase to 2 daily if needed1 daily
12 + years2 tsp daily2 daily1 daily

Products labeled “D” or “plus decongestant” are not recommended for children under the age of 6, as they contain additional medications. In addition, chewables and tablets may come in different doses. Read packages carefully to determine the specific dose in each chewable or tablet. Always use the measuring device packaged with the liquid medication; do not substitute another measuring device.

Children’s liquid:

5 mg/5 mL = 5 mg/1 tsp

Children’s chewables or RediTabs:

5 mg OR 10 mg each

Adult tablets, capsules, or RediTabs:

5 mg OR 10 mg each

Indication

Give for hives or allergy symptoms.

Not recommended for relief of cold symptoms.

Not recommended under the age of 2 years.

Timing

You may give a dose of loratadine (Claritin) once daily

AgeLiquid5 mg Chew/Tabs10 mg Chew/Tabs
2 – 5 years 1 tsp 1 chewable daily
6 + years2 tsp2 chewables 1 chewable

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