FAQs

Benadryl Syrup®
(for allergic reactions, itchy hives, seasonal allergies)
NOT TO BE GIVEN UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE
CAN BE REPEATED EVERY 6 HOURS
CAUTION: MAY CAUSE DROWSINESS

Maximum of 4 doses in 24 hours

Weight in Pounds Dose in mL
12 - 14 2
14.5 - 16 2.5 (1/2 teaspoon)
16.5 - 18.5 3
19 - 21.5 3.5
22 - 24.5 4
25 - 27.5 4.5
28 - 29 5 (1 teaspoon)
29.5 - 41 5.5-7
42 - 44 7.5 (1 1/2 teaspoons)
44.5 - 55 8-9.5
56 10 (2 teaspoons)
56 - 84 10-15 (2-3 teaspoons)
84 - Adult 15-20 (3-4 teaspoons)

 

Zyrtec® or Claritin
(For allergic reactions, itchy hives, seasonal allergies, sinus drip, & nasal congestion)
NOT TO BE GIVEN IF UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE
BEST IF GIVEN BEFORE BEDTIME, ONLY GIVEN ONCE A DAY
CAUTION: MAY CAUSE DROWSINESS

 

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

 

 Robitussin®
(for chest congestion & cough)
NOT TO BE GIVEN UNDER 2 YEARS OF AGE
CAN BE REPEATED EVERY 4 HOURS AS NEEDED

Maximum of 6 doses in 24 hours

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

 

 

Mucinex® Expectorant
GRAPE FLAVOR
(for thick chest & nasal congestion)

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

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 teaspoon
4 - 6 years 3/4-1 teaspoon
6 - 9 years 1-1 1/2 teaspoons
9 - 12 years 1 1/2-2 teaspoons
12 & over 2-3 teaspoons

 

 

Mucinex® Full Force Nasal Spray or
Mucinex® Moisture Smart Nasal Spray

(for nasal congestion)

NOT TO BE GIVEN IF UNDER 6 YEARS OF AGE
CAN BE REPEATED EVERY 12 HOURS AS NEEDED
DO NOT USE FOR MORE THAN THREE DAYS MAXIMUM

Maximum of 2 doses in 24 hours

Age Dose
6 years and up   2-3 sprays per nostril twice a day

 

Mucinex® Mini-Melts Grape
(for thick chest & nasal congestion)

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

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 & older 4 packets

 


Mucinex® Mini-Melts Bubble Gum
(for thick chest & nasal congestion)

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

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

 

 

Nasonex®

ABLE TO TAKE 6 MONTHS AND UP
(EVEN THOUGH APPROVED OVER 2 YEARS OF AGE)

Flonase®

TAKE IF INSURANCE WILL NOT COVER NASONEX
ABLE TO TAKE 6 MONTHS AND UP IF THINK BENEFICIAL
(EVEN THOUGH APPROVED OVER 4 YEARS OF AGE)

Infants Acetaminophen
Oral Suspension – “New” Concentration

Weight (lbs) Age (mos) Dose (mL
6-11 lbs 0-3 mos 1.25 mL
12-17 lbs 4-11 mos 2.5 mL
18-23 lbs 12-23 mos 3.75 mL
24-35 lbs 24-36 mos 5 mL

 

 

 

Child's Weight
Child's Age
Infant’s Tylenol®
Suspension Liquid
160 mg / 5 mL
Children’s Tylenol®
Suspension Liquid
160 mg / 5 mL
Children’s Tylenol®
Meltaways®
Chewable Tablets
50 mg each
JR Tylenol®
Meltaways®
Chewable Tablets
160 mg each
6-11 lbs
0-3 mos
ASK A DOCTOR
12-17 lbs
4-11 mos
18-23 lbs
12-23 mos
24-35 lbs
2-3 years
5 mL 5 mL (1 tsp) 2 tablets
36-47 lbs
4-5 years
7.5 mL (1 1/2 tsp) 3 tablets
48-59 lbs
6-8 years
10 mL (2 tsp) 4 tablets 2 tablets
60-71 lbs
9-10 years
12.5 mL (2 1/2 tsp) 5 tablets 2 1/2 tablets
72-95 lbs
11 years
15 mL (3 tsp) 6 tablets 3 tablets

 

 

    Infants’ Advil®
Concentrated Drops

For ages 6-23 months
Children’s Advil®
Suspension

for ages 2-11 years
Active Ingredients Ibuprofen 50 mg (NSAID)*
in each 1.25 mL
Ibuprofen 100 mg (NSAID)*
in each 5 mL
Indications Fever reducer, relieves minor
aches and pains due to cold,
headaches, and toothaches
Fever reducer, relieves minor
aches and pains due to cold, flu
sore throat, headaches, and
toothaches
Weight Age  
Under 6 months Do not use Do not use
12-17
pounds
6-11
months
1.25 mL
every 6-8 hours not to
exceed 4 doses/24 hours
Use Infants’ Advil®
Concentrated Drops
18-23
pounds
12-23
months
1.875 mL
every 6-8 hours not to
exceed 4 doses/24 hours
Use Infants’ Advil®
Concentrated Drops
24-35
pounds
2-3
years
Use Children’s Advil®
Suspension
1 tsp
every 6-8 hours not to
exceed 4 doses/24 hours
36-47
pounds
4-5
years
  1 1/2 tsp
every 6-8 hours not to
exceed 4 doses/24 hours
48-59
pounds
6-8
years
  2 tsp
every 6-8 hours not to
exceed 4 doses/24 hours
60-71
pounds
9-10
years
  2 1/2 tsp
every 6-8 hours not to
exceed 4 doses/24 hours
72-95
pounds
11 years   3 tsp
every 6-8 hours not to
exceed 4 doses/24 hours
  12 +
years
Use Advil® Tablets
or Liqui-Gels®
Use Advil® Tablets
or Liqui-Gels®