Benadryl

 

Benadryl® can be given to children 6 months and older, unless otherwise directed by your child’s doctor. Benadryl® is an antihistamine that can be used to help alleviate nasal congestion, coughing, and mild allergic reactions.

Benadryl® can cause mild drowsiness in some children. Benadryl® is given every 6 – 8 hours as needed.

WEIGHT                Syrup 12.5mg/5ml                        Chewables 12.5mg                   Tablets 25mg tabs

15 LBS                    1/2 tsp (2.5ml/cc)

20 LBS.                  ¾ tsp (3.75ml/cc)

25 LBS.                  1 tsp (5ml/cc)                            1 chewable

30 LBS.                  1 ¼ tsp (6.25ml/cc)

35 LBS.                   1 ¼ tsp (6.25ml/cc)

40 LBS.                   1 ½ tsp (7.5ml/cc)                  1 ½ chewables

45 LBS.                   1 ¾ tsp (8.75ml/cc)

50 LBS.                   2 tsp (10ml/cc)                        2 chewables                         1 tablet

55 LBS.                   2 ¼ tsp (11.25ml/cc)

60 LBS.                   2 ¼ tsp (11.25ml/cc)

65 LBS.                   2 ½ tsp (12.5ml/cc)                   2 ½ chewables

70 LBS.                   2 ¾ tsp (13.75ml/cc)

75 LBS                     3 tsp (15ml/cc)                         3 chewables                         1.5 tablets

80 LBS.                   3 ¼ tsp (16.25ml/cc)

90 LBS.                    3 ½ tsp (17.5ml/cc)                 3 ½ chewables

100 LBS.+                4 tsp (20ml/cc)                        4 chewables