Medication Dosages

This web page is intended for the use of Hometown Pediatrics patients.  If your child has any chronic medical condition, please consult your physician prior to using any of the medications below.

Benadryl (diphenhydramine)

Give every 6 hours as needed

12-23 months 2-6 years 6-12 years
3.75mL 5mL 1-2 tsp

Dimetapp

Give every 4-6 hours as needed

Type 4-6 years 6-12 years
Cold & Allergy Elixir 1 tsp 2 tsp
Cold & Cough Elixir 1 tsp 2 tsp
Long-Acting Cough Plus Cold Syrup 1 tsp 2 tsp
Cold & Allergy Tablets 1 tab 2 tabs

Motrin (ibuprofen)

Give every 6-8 hours as needed

Type 12-17 lbs 18-23 lbs 24-35 lbs 36-47 lbs 48-59 lbs 60-71 lbs 72-95 lbs
Infants’ Drops (50mg/1.25mL) 1.25mL (>6mo) 1.875mL
Children’s Suspension (100mg/5mL) 5mL 7.5mL 10mL 12.5mL 15mL
Children’s Chewable Tablets (50mg) 2 tabs 3 tabs 4 tabs 5 tabs 6 tabs
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets (100mg) 2 tabs 2 ½ tabs 3 tabs
Junior Strength Tablets (100mg) 2 tabs 2 ½ tabs 3 tabs

Triaminic

Give every 4-6 hours as needed

Type 4-6 years 6-12 years
Cold & Allergy Liquid 1 tsp 2 tsp
Chest & Nasal Congestion Liquid 1 tsp 2 tsp
Daytime Cold & Cough Liquid 1 tsp 2 tsp
Night Time Cough & Cold Liquid 1 tsp 2 tsp
Cold Thin Strips 1 strip 2 strips
Cough & Cough Thin Strips 1 strip 2 strips
Long-Acting Cough Thin Strips 1 strip 2 strips
Cough & Runny Nose Thin Strips ½ strip 1 strip

Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Give every 4-6 hours as needed

Type 6-11 lbs 12-17 lbs 18-23 lbs 24-35 lbs 36-47 lbs 48-59 lbs 60-71 lbs 72-95 lbs
Infants’ Drops (80mg/0.8mL) 0.4mL 0.8mL 1.2mL 1.6mL
Infants’ Suspension (160mg/5mL) 1.25mL 2.5mL 3.75mL 5mL
Childrens’ Suspension (160mg/5mL) 5mL 7.5mL 10mL 12.5mL 15mL
Childrens’ Chewable Tabs (80mg) 2 tabs 3 tabs 4 tabs 5 tabs 6 tabs