Medication Dosages

FEVER

Less than 2 months: Call The Office

Tylenol 160/mg/5ml (acetaminophen) dosages

10 lbs 1/4 teaspoon
15 lbs 1/2 teaspoon
20 lbs 3/4 teaspoon
25 lbs 1 teaspoon

 

Over 6 months: use CHILDRENS Motrin/Advil/Ibuprofen 

15-20lbs
3.5ml (¾ tsp) every 6 hours
20-30lbs
5.0ml (1 tsp) every 6 hours
30-35lbs
7.5ml (1½ tsp) every 6 hours
35-40lbs
10ml (2 tsp) every 6 hours

 

COUGH/CONGESTION/RUNNY NOSE/ITCHING

Benadryl Liquid:

Less than 6 months
¼ tsp every 8 hours
6 months to one year
½ tsp every 8 hours
Over one year
¾ to 1 tsp every 8 hours

 

Please note: most over the counter cough and cold medicines are not effective in treating colds. Saline nose drops and conservative use (3-4 times a day and not more than 3 days use) of Little Noses Decongestant Drops will provide some symptomatic relief.