Use these charts to find the right dose of Children's MOTRIN® or Infants' MOTRIN® for your child. Children's MOTRIN® now offers 4 kid-friendly flavors for children ages 2-11 years.
Available in Bubble Gum, Grape, Berry, and Dye-Free Berry.
A few reminders:
Ibuprofen Dosing Charts for Children & Infants (MOTRIN)
Acetaminophen Dosage for Infants and Children (TYLENOL)
AGE LIMITS: Avoid diphenhydramine under 6 years of age unless instructed by healthcare provider. Non-sedating alternatives (eg, loratadine, cetirizine, fexofenadine) are available over-the-counter and are safer for young children.
DOSAGE: Determine by finding child's weight in the top row of the dosage table
MEASURING the DOSAGE: Syringes and droppers are more accurate than teaspoons. If possible, use the syringe or dropper that comes with the medication. If you use a teaspoon, it should be a measuring spoon. Regular spoons are not reliable. Also, remember that 1 level teaspoon equals 5 mL and that ½ a teaspoon equals 2.5 mL.
FREQUENCY: Repeat every 6 hours as needed
ADULT DOSAGE: 50 mg
CHILDREN’S BENADRYL FASTMELTS: Each fastmelt tablet contains the equivalent of 12.5 mg of Diphenhydramine HCL and dosed the same as chewable tablets
RISK of SIDE EFFECTS: May cause drowsiness and paradoxical excitatory. Use caution when driving or operating heavy machinery after dosing due to potential for sedation and decreased alertness. This is especially relevant for teen drivers.
MEDICATION DOSING TABLES
This guide will help you give your child the right amount of medicine to help her feel better, faster. When possible, use your child’s weight to find the right dose. If not, use age to determine the right amount. Never give your child more than 5 doses in 24 hours and ask your pediatrician which product is right for your child.
Diphenydramine Dosage Table (BENADRYL)
2001 West Main Street | Suite 132 | Stamford | CT 06902
**Parking and entrance on Myano Lane, behind the office building**
Tel: (203) 363-0123 | Fax: (475) 619-9855