23480 Park Sorrento | Suite 109A | Calabasas | CA 91302
AGE LIMITS: For allergies, don’t use under 1 year of age (Reason: it’s a sedative). For colds, not recommended at any age (Reason: no proven benefits) and should be avoided if under 4 years old. Avoid multi-ingredient products in children under 6 years of age (Reason: FDA recommendations 10/2008).
Milliliter is abbreviated as mL; 5 mL equals one teaspoon (tsp).
Don’t use household teaspoons, which can vary in size
FREQUENCY: Repeat every 6 hours as needed
CHILDREN’S BENADRYL FASTMELTS: Each fastmelt tablet contains the equivalent of 12.5 mg of Diphenhydramine HCL and dosed the same as chewable tablets
Diphenhydramine Dosage Table (eg, Benadryl) (Antihistamine)
Children’s Ibuprofen (Motrin) Dosage
Emergency threshold for babies 0 to 2 months old with a rectal temperature of 38C/100.4F. Call our office right away at (650) 216-7794 as the child will need to be seen immediately.
Children’s Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Dosage:
NOTE: New Concentration for Infants. In accordance with FDA recommendations, acetaminophen manufacturers have changed the concentration of infant acetaminophen from 80mg/0.8ml to 160mg/5ml. Be aware that there may be both the old and new concentrations of infant’s acetaminophen products available in stores and in medicine cabinets. The pediatric acetaminophen products currently on the market can continue to be used as labeled. Be sure to check the label or contact our office should you have questions.
NOTE: AGE LIMIT. Don’t use under 12 weeks of age without discussing with physician.