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P E D I A T R I C I M E D I C A T I O N I D O S A G E S
ACETAMINOPHEN IBUPROFEN – BENADRYL®

Below are recommended doses for Ibuprofen
All doses are determined by weight, not age
Always check the label for the type of medicine you are giving,
Was well as the concentration
Make sure you do not mix medications of the same components
Call the office before giving any medicine to an infant less
Wthan 3 months of age
If you have any questions as to the correct dosage,
Wplease call us during office hours
Poison Help Number: 1-800-222-1222

Ibuprofen
Ibuprofen is the active ingredient in Advil® or Motrin®. It is used to decrease pain and swelling and to reduce fever. It should NOT be used for infants under 6 months of age. These products can be given every 6-8 hours.

Weight
(lbs.)
Infant's Ibuprofen
Drops
(50mg/1.25ml)
Children's
Ibuprofen
(100mg/5ml)
Children's
Ibuprofen
Chewable
(50mg)
Junior
Strength
Ibuprofen
Chewable/Tabs
(100mg)
12-17 lbs. 1.25 ml 1/2 tsp. – – – –
18-23 lbs. 1.87 ml 3/4 tsp. – – – –
24-35 lbs. 2.5 ml 1 tsp. – – – –
36-47 lbs. – – 1 1/2 tsp. 3 tabs – –
48-59 lbs. – – 2 tsp. 4 tabs 2 tabs
50-71 lbs. – – 2 1/2 tsp. 5 tabs 2 1/2 tabs

Benadryl® (diphenhydramine)
Benadryl® (diphenhydramine) is used for allergic reactions, hives, and to reduce itchiness associated with certain rashes. It can be given every 6-8 hours.
Weight (lbs.) Benadryl Elixir
(12.5mg/tsp.)
Benadryl Chewable (12.5mg) Benadryl Tabs
(25mg)
12-17 lbs. 1/2 tsp. – – – –
18-23 lbs. 3/4 tsp. – – – –
24-35 lbs. 1 tsp. 1 tab – –
36-47 lbs. 1 1/2 tsp. 1 1/2 tabs – –
48-59 lbs. 2 tsp. 2 tabs 1 tab

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