Medicine and Dosages


Itching/Allergies

 
  May Give Every  14-17 lbs.
6-11 mo. 
18-23 lbs.
12-23 mo. 
24-35 lbs.
2-3 yr. 
36-47 lbs.
4-5 yr. 
48-59 lbs.
6-8 yr. 
60-85 lbs.
9-11 yr. 
Benadryl (red) Syrup 12.5 mg/5 ml 4 - 6 hours  3/4 tsp.  1 tsp.  1 1/2 tsp.  1 3/4 tsp.  2 tsp.  2 tsp. 
Benadryl Chews 4 - 6 hours  do not give do not give   1 tab.  2 tab.  3 tab. 
Children's Zyrtec Allergy 5 mg/5 ml once per day do not give do not give 1/2-3/4 tsp 3/4 -1 tsp 1-1 1/2 tsp 2 tsp
Childrens's Claritin Allergy 5 mg/5ml once per day do not give do not give 1/2-3/4 tsp 3/4- 1 tsp 1-1 1/2 tsp 2 tsp
 

* CAUTION: We recommend that you use the dropper or dosage cup that comes with your medicine to avoid overdosage. Dosage recommendations on bottles may vary from the recommendation on these pages. We would like you to use our recommended dosages unless your health care provider has given you a different dosage. Aspirin should not be given to your child.