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Dosage Charts

 

 

Infant's Motrin or Advil Concentrated Drops

(for fever, teething, or pain)

PLEASE NOTE

  • Not To Be Given If Under 12 Pounds
  • Preferable If Given After the Age of 6 Months
  • Best If Not Given On An Empty Stomach
  • Can be repeated every 6 hours as needed

Dosage:

 

 Weight in Pounds  Dose in ml
 12-13 1.25 ml (Middle line on dropper)
 13.5-15 1.56 ml (Halfway between 1.25 &1.875 ml)
 15.5-17 1.875ml (Top line on dropper)
 17.5-19 2.0 ml
 19.5-21 2.25 ml
21.5-23 2.5 ml
 23.5-25 2.75 ml
 25.5-27 3.0 ml

 

***FOR STRONG FEVERS THAT DO NOT RESPOND WELL TO EITHER TYLENOL OR MOTRIN/ADVIL ALONE, YOU CAN ALTERNATE THE TWO MEDS EVERY 3 HOURS FOR A DAY IF NEEDED, AS LONG AS YOUR CHILD IS OVER 6 MONTHS OF AGE. (For example, Tylenol dose at 12:00 p.m., Motrin or Advil dose at 3:00 p.m., Tylenol dose again at 6:00 p.m., Motrin or Advil dose again at 9:00 p.m., etc...)***

 


 

Children's Tylenol Syrup (160 mg/5 ml)

(for fever, teething, or pain)

PLEASE NOTE

  • Can be repeated every 4 hours as needed

Dosage

 

 Weight in Pounds  Dose in Teaspoons
 12-16  1/2 teaspoon
 17-22  3/4 teaspoon
 23-27  1 teaspoon
 28-34  1 1/4 teaspoons
 35-39  1 1/2 teaspoons
 40-45  1 3/4 teaspoons
 46-51  2 teaspoons
 52-57  2 1/4 teaspoons
 58-62  2 1/2 teaspoons
 63-74  3 teaspoons
 75-80  3 1/4 teaspoons
 81-86  3 1/2 teaspoons
 87-91  3 3/4 teaspoons
 92-97  4 teaspoons
 95+ (Can give tablets if able to swallow)  2 tablets (325 mgs each)

 

***FOR STRONG FEVERS THAT DO NOT RESPOND WELL TO EITHER TYLENOL OR MOTRIN/ADVIL ALONE, YOU CAN ALTERNATE THE TWO MEDS EVERY 3 HOURS FOR A DAY IF NEEDED, AS LONG AS YOUR CHILD IS OVER 6 MONTHS OF AGE. (For example, Tylenol dose at 12:00 p.m., Motrin or Advil dose at 3:00 p.m., Tylenol dose again at 6:00 p.m., Motrin or Advil dose again at 9:00 p.m., etc...)***

 


 

Children's Motrin or Advil Syrup

(for fever, teething, or pain)

PLEASE NOTE

  • Not to be given if under 12 pounds
  • Preferable if given after the age of 6 months
  • Best if not given on an empty stomach
  • Can be repeated every 6 hours as needed

Dosage

 

Weight in Pounds  Dose in Teaspoons
 12-15  1/2 teaspoon
 16-21  3/4 teaspoon
 22-26  1 teaspoon
 27-31  1 1/4 teaspoons
 32-37  1 1/2 teaspoons
 38-43  1 3/4 teaspoons
 44-48  2 teaspoons
 49-54  2 1/4 teaspoons
 55-60  2 1/2 teaspoons
 61-65 2 3/4 teaspoons
 66-70  3 teaspoons
 71-76  3 1/4 teaspoons
 77-81  3 1/2 teaspoons
 82-87  3 3/4 teaspoons
 88+  4 teaspoons
 88+ (if able to swallow tablets)  2 tablets (200 mgs each)

 

***FOR STRONG FEVERS THAT DO NOT RESPOND WELL TO EITHER TYLENOL OR MOTRIN/ADVIL ALONE, YOU CAN ALTERNATE THE TWO MEDS EVERY 3 HOURS FOR A DAY IF NEEDED, AS LONG AS YOUR CHILD IS OVER 6 MONTHS OF AGE. (For example, Tylenol dose at 12:00 p.m., Motrin or Advil dose at 3:00 p.m., Tylenol dose again at 6:00 p.m., Motrin or Advil dose again at 9:00 p.m., etc...)***

 


 

Benadryl Syrup

(for allergic reactions, itchy hives, seasonal allergies)

PLEASE NOTE

  • Not to be given if under 6 months of age
  • Can be repeated every 6 hours as needed
  • CAUTION: May cause drowsiness
  • Maximum of 4 doses in 24 hours

Dosage

 Weight in Pounds Dose in ml
 12-14  2 ml
 14.5-16  2.5 ml (1/2 tsp)
 16.5-18.5  3 ml
 19-21.5  3.5 ml
 22-24.5  4 ml
 25-27.5  4.5 ml
 28-29  5 ml (1 tsp)
29.5-41  6 ml
 42-44  7.5 ml (1 1/2 tsp)
 44.5-55  9 ml
 56  10 ml (2 tsp)
 56-84  10-15 ml (2-3 tsp)
 84-adult  15-20 ml (3-4 tsp)

 


 

Zyrtec

(for allergic reactions, itchy hives, seasonal allergies, sinus drip, & nasal congestion)

PLEASE NOTE

  • Not to be given if under 6 months of age
  • Best if given before bedtime. Only given once a day
  • CAUTION: May cause drowsiness

Dosage

 

 Age  Dose in teaspoons
 6-12 months  1/2 tsp
 1-2 years  1/2-3/4 tsp
 2-3 years  3/4 tsp
 3-4 years  1 tsp
 4-5 years  1-1 1/2 tsp
 6 years & older  1 1/2 tsp-2 tsp

 


 

Robitussin-DM

(for chest congestion & cough)

PLEASE NOTE

  • Not to be given if under 2 years of age
  • Can be repeated every 4 hours as needed
  • Maximum of 6 doses in 24 hours

Dosage

 Age Dose in teaspoons 
 2-4 years 1/2 tsp 
 4-6 years 3/4 tsp 
 6-9 years 1 tsp 
 9-12 years 1 1/2 tsp 
 12 & older 2 tsp 

 


 

Robitussin - Expectorant

(for chest & thick nasal congestion)

PLEASE NOTE

  • Not to be given if under 2 years of age
  • Can be repeated every 4 hours as needed
  • Maximum of 6 doses in 24 hours

Dosage

Age Dose in teaspoons
 2-4 years 1/2-3/4 tsp 
 4-6 years 3/4-1 tsp 
 6-9 years 1-1 1/2 tsp 
 12 & over 2-4 tsp 

 


 

Children's Dimetapp - Cold & Allergy or Cold & Cough

(for nasal congestion)

PLEASE NOTE

  • Not to be given if under 2 years of age
  • Can be repeated every 4 hours as needed
  • Maximum of 4 doses in 24 hours

Dosage

 Age  Dose in teaspoons
 2-4 years  1 tsp
 4-6 years  1 1/2 tsp
 6-9 years  2 tsp
 9-12 years  3 tsp
 12 & older  4 tsp

Triaminic

There are many great Triaminic products over-the-counter, including chewables and thin-strips which are great for kids that are difficult to give oral medicines to. Please look for the product that matches your child's symptoms best (for example, COLD & COUGH for nasal congestion and cough). You will conveniently find the dosing for these syrups, chewables, and thin-strips on the actual bottles and boxes when you buy them. These medicines are not recommended for children under the age of 2 years.

 


 Mucinex

You will find many different Mucinex products over-the-counter. In general, we find these to be the best tasting for young kids, and the mini-melts are great for kids that don't take syrups well. Simply mix & hide in foods/drinks. Below we will list the dosing for children's Mucinex products. For teenagers and young adults you can use the adult Mucinex tablets. There are different types available depending on your symptoms.

 Mucinex Cough

(for chest congestion & cough)

PLEASE NOTE

  • Not to be given if under 2 years of age
  • Can be repeated every 4 hours as needed
  • Maximum of 6 doses in 24 hours

Dosage

Age  Dose in teaspoons
2-4 years  1/2-3/4 tsp
4-6 years  3/4-1 tsp
6-9 years  1-1 1/2 tsp
9-12 years  1 1/2-2 tsp
12 & over  2-3 tsp

 


 

Mucinex Cold

(for thin nasal congestion & chest congestion)

PLEASE NOTE

  • Not to be given if under 2 years of age
  • Can be repeated every 4 hours as needed
  • Maximum of 6 doses in 24 hours

Dosage

Age  Dose in teaspoons
 2-3 years  1/2 tsp
 3-4 years  3/4 tsp
4-5 years 1 tsp
 5-6 years  1-1 1/2 tsp
 6-9 years  1 1/2-2 tsp
 9-12 years  2 tsp

 


 

Mucinex Expectorant

(for thick chest & nasal congestion)

PLEASE NOTE

  • Not to be given if under 9 months of age
  • Can be repeated every 4 hours as needed
  • Maximum of 6 doses in 24 hours

Dosage

 Age  Dose
 9-12 months  1 ml
 12-15 months  1.25 ml
 15-18 months  1.6 ml
 18-24 months  2 ml
 2-4 years  1/2-3/4 tsp
 4-6 years  3/4-1 tsp
 6-9 years  1-1 1/2 tsp
 9-12 years  1 1/2-2 tsp
 12 & over  2-3 tsp

 


 

Mucinex Full Force Nasal Spray or Mucinex Moisture Smart Nasal Spray

(for nasal congestion)

PLEASE NOTE

  • Not to be given if under 6 years of age
  • Can be repeated every 12 hours as needed
  • DO NOT USE FOR MORE THAN 3 DAYS MAXIMUM
  • Maximum of 2 doses in 24 hours*

Dosage

  • 6 years & up 2 – 3 sprays per nostril twice a day

 


 

Mucinex Mini-Melts: Grape

(for thick chest and nasal congestion)

PLEASE NOTE

  • Not to be given if under 12 months of age
  • Dilute in food or drink or directly on tongue if older child
  • Can be repeated every 4 hours as needed
  • Maximum of 6 doses in 24 hours

Dosage

 Age Dose 
12-18 months 1/2 packet
18-24 months  3/4 packet
2 years  1 packet 
3 years 1 1/12 packets 
6 years  2 packets 
9 years  3 packets
12 & older 4 packets 

 


 

Mucinex Mini-Melts: Bubble Gum

(for thick chest & nasal congestion)

PLEASE NOTE

  • Not to be given if under 12 months of age
  • Dilute in food or drink or directly on tongue if older child
  • Can be repeated every 4 hours as needed
  • Maximum of 6 doses in 24 hours

Dosage

 Age Dose 
12-18 months 1/2 packet
18-24 months  3/4 packet 
2 years  1 packet 
4 years  1 1/2 packets 
6 years  2 packets 
9 years  3 packets 
12 & over  4 packets