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COMMON OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION DOSAGES  

TYLENOL INFANT DROPS(acetaminophen 80mg per 0.8mL)

 

0-3 months (6-11 lbs) - 0.4mL every 4 hours as needed

4-11 months (12-17 lbs) - 0.8mL every 4 hours as needed

12-23 months (18-23lbs) - 1.2mL every 4 hours as needed

24-35 months (24-35lbs) - 1.6mL every 4 hours as needed 

CHILDREN'S TYLENOL SUSPENSION (acetaminophen 160mg per 5mL)

 

2-3 years (24-35 lbs) - 5mL (1 tsp) every 4 hours as needed

4-5 years (36-47 lbs) - 7.5 mL (1.5 tsp) every 4 hours as needed

6-8 years (48-59 lbs) - 10 mL (2 tsp) every 4 hours as needed

9-10 years (60-71 lbs) - 12.5 mL (2.5 tsp) every 4 hours as needed

11 years (72-95 lbs) - 15 mL (3 tsp) every 4 hours as needed 

ADVIL INFANT DROPS (ibuprofen 50mg per 1.25mL)

 

6-11 months (12-17 lbs) - 1.25mL every 6-8 hours as needed

12-23 months (18-23 lbs) - 1.875 mL every 6-8 hours as needed 

CHILDREN'S ADVIL SUSPENSION (ibuprofen 100mg per 5mL)

 

2-3 years (24-35 lbs) - 5mL (1 tsp) every 6-8 hours as needed

4-5 years (36-47 lbs) - 7.5mL (1.5 tsp) every 6-8 hours as needed

6-8 years (48-59 lbs) - 10 mL (2 tsp) every 6-8 hours as needed

9-10 years (60-71 lbs) - 12.5 mL (2.5 tsp) every 6-8 hours as needed

11 years (72-95 lbs) - 15 mL (3 tsp) every 6-8 hours as needed 

 

BENADRYL SUSPENSION (diphenhydramine 12.5mg per 5mL)

 

6 years and above  - 5mL to 10mL (1 tsp to 2 tsp) every 8 hours as needed 

ZYRTEC SUSPENSION (cetirizine 5mg per 5mL)

 

2-5 years - 2.5 to 5 mL (1/2 to 1 tsp) every 24 hours as needed

6 years and older - 5 to 10 mL (1 to 2 tsp) every 24 hours as needed

 

CLARITIN (loratadine 5mg per 5mL)

 

2-5 years - 5mL (1 tsp) every 24 hours as needed

6 years and older - 10mL (2 tsp) every 24 hours as needed

CHILDREN'S DELSYM

 

4-6 years - 2.5mL (1/2 tsp) every 12 hours as needed

6-12 years - 5 mL (1 tsp) every 12 hours as needed

12 years and older - 10mL (2 tsp) every 12 hours as needed 

CHILDREN'S ROBITUSSIN COUGH

 

4-6 years - 5mL (1 tsp) every 6 to 8 hours as needed

6-12 years - 10mL (2 tsp) every 6 to 8 hours as needed

12 years as older - 20mL (4 tsp) every 6 to 8 hours as needed 

CHILDREN'S ROBITUSSIN COUGH AND COLD CF

 

4-6 years - 5mL (1 tsp) every 4 hours as needed

6-12 years - 10mL (2 tsp) every 4 hours as needed

12 years as older - 20mL (4 tsp) 4 hours as needed

 

 

CHILDREN'S ROBITUSSIN COUGH AND COLD LONG-ACTING

 

4-6 years - DO NOT USE

6-12 years - 10mL (2 tsp) every 6 hours as needed

12 years as older - 20mL (4 tsp) every 6 hours as needed