Dowd Medical Associates

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Pediatrics

107 Woburn Street,

Reading, MA 01867

Gynecology

2 Haven Street,

Suite 309

Reading, MA 01867

Acetaminophen = Tylenol

Every 4-6 hours
Acetaminophen 160 mg / 5 ml
Weight Dose milligrams chewable=160mg/tab
6-11 lbs 1.25 ml 40mg
12-17 lbs 2.5 ml 80mg
18-23 lbs 3.75 ml 120mg
23-35 lbs 5 ml 160mg =1 chewable
36-47 lbs 7.5 ml 240mg =1.5 chewables
48-59 lbs 10 ml 320 mg =2 chewables
60-71 lbs 12.5 ml 400 mg =2.5 chewables
72-95 lbs 15 ml 480 mg =3 chewables
> 95 lbs adult dosing

Ibuprofen = Advil, Motrin

Every 6-8 hours
Weight Milligrams Concentrated Infant Drops Children's Liquid
8-12 lbs 40 mg 1 ml 2 ml
12-17 lbs 50 mg 1.25 ml 2.5 ml
18-23 lbs 75 mg 1.875 ml 3.75 ml
24-35 lbs 100 mg 2.5 ml 5 ml
36-47 lbs 150 mg 3.75 ml 7.5 ml
48-59 lbs 200 mg 5 ml 10 ml
60-71 lbs 250 mg -------- 12.5 ml
72-95 lbs 300 mg -------- 15 ml
>95 lbs adult dosing --------- 20 ml

Diphenhydramine = Benadryl

every 4-6 hours
12.5 mg/5 ml liquid chewable tablet/ pills to swallow
weight 12.5 mg/5 ml liquid 12.5mg chewable tablets 25mg swallow tablet/capsule
16-20 lbs 2.5 ml
20-24 lbs 4 ml
25-37 lbs 5 ml 1 chewable
38-49 lbs 7.5 ml 1.5 chewable
50-74 lbs 10 ml 2 chewables 1 swallow pill
75-99 lbs 15 ml 3 chewables 1.5 swallow pill
>100 lbs 20 ml 4 chewables 2 swallow pill