Pediatric Broward, Margate and Fort Lauderdale Florida
Dosage Chart

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 infants' 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 at (954) 974-4414.
April 30, 2010 - Tylenol, Motrin and Benadryl have been recalled.

Acetaminophen:
Do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hours May Give Every 10-11 lbs.2-3 mo. 12-17 lbs.4-11 mo. 18-23 lbs.12-23 mo. 24-35 lbs.2-3 yr. 36-47 lbs.4-5 yr. 48-59 lbs.6-8 yr. 60-85 lbs.9-11 yr.
NEW INFANT CONCENTRATION (Suspension) Check Bottle! 160mg/5ml 4 - 6 hours 1.25 ml 2.5 ml 1/2 tsp. 3.75 ml 3/4 tsp 5 ml 1 tsp. 1 1/2 tsp. 2 tsp. 2 1/2 tsp.(3 tsp if over 72 lbs)
Chewable or Meltaway Junior 160 mg 4 - 6 hours           2 tab. 2 1/2 tabs(3 tabs if over 72 lbs.)
Chewable or Meltaway 80 mg tablets 4 - 6 hours       2 tab. 3 tab. 4 tab. 5 tab.(6 tab over 72 lbs.)
OLD INFANT CONCENTRATION (Drops) Check Bottle! 80 mg/0.8 ml * 4 - 6 hours 1/2 dppr. 0.4 ml. 1 dppr. 0.8 ml. 1 1/2 dppr. 1.2 ml. 2 dppr.1.6 ml.      
Suppository 120 mg 4 - 6 hours     1 supp. 1-1/2 supp.      
Suppository 325 mg 4 - 6 hours     1/2 supp. 3/4 supp. 1 supp.  
Suppository 80 mg 4 - 6 hours   1 supp. 1-1/2 supp. 2 supp.      
Suspension 160 mg/5 ml 4 - 6 hours   1/2 tsp. 3/4 tsp. 1 tsp. 1-1/2 tsp. 2 tsp. 2 1/2 tsp.(3 tsp if over 72 lbs)
Cold Medicines:
  May Give Every 14-17 lbs.6-11 mo. 18-23 lbs.12-23 mo. 24-35 lbs.2-3 yr. 36-47 lbs.4-5 yr. 48-59 lbs.6-8 yr. 60-85 lbs.9-11 yr.
Benadryl Syrup 6 hours     1 1/2 tsp. 1 3/4 tsp. 2 tsp. 2 tsp.
Dallergy Syrup 4-6 hours Do Not Use Do Not Use Do Not Use 1/2 tsp. 1 tsp. 1/2 tsp.
Dimetapp Elixir 6 hours Do Not Use Do Not Use 1 tsp. 1 1/2 tsp. 2 tsp. 3 tsp.
Nyquil (purple) Syrup 4 - 6 hours     1-1/2 tsp. 1 1/2 tsp. 2 tsp. 3 tsp.
Pediacare Cough-Cold Syrup 4 - 6 hours Do Not Use Do Not Use 1tsp. 1 1/2 tsp. 2 tsp. 2 1/2 tsp.
Sudafed Syrup 6 hours Do Not Use Do Not Use 1/2 tsp. 3/4 tsp. 1 tsp. 1 1/2 tsp.
Triaminic (orange) Syrup 4 hours Do Not Use Do Not Use 1/2 tsp. 3/4 tsp. 1 tsp. 1 1/2 tsp.
Cough Medicines:
  May Give Every 14-17 lbs.6-11 mo. 18-23 lbs.12-23 mo. 24-35 lbs.2-3 yr. 36-47 lbs.4-5 yr. 48-59 lbs.6-8 yr. 60-85 lbs.9-11 yr.
Benylin DM Syrup 6 hours Do Not Use Do Not Use 1 1/2 tsp. 1 3/4 tsp. 2 tsp. 2 tsp.
Delsym Syrup 12 hours Do Not Use Do Not Use ** 3/4 tsp. 1 tsp. 1 tsp.
Dimetapp DM 6 hours Do Not Use Do Not Use 1 tsp. 1 1/2 tsp. 2 tsp. 3 tsp.
Donatussin Syrup 4 - 6 hours   Do Not Use 1/4 tsp. 1/4 tsp. 1/2 tsp. 3/4 tsp.
Pediatric Formula 44 Syrup 6 hours Do Not Use Do Not Use 1/2 Tbs. 1/2 Tbs. 1 Tbs. 1 Tbs.
Phenergan w/ Codeine Syrup 4 - 6 hours   Do Not Use 1/4 tsp. 1/2 tsp. 1 tsp. 1 tsp.
Robitussin DM Syrup 4 hours Do Not Use Do Not Use 1/2 tsp. 1/2 tsp. 1 tsp. 1 tsp.

April 30, 2010 - Tylenol, Motrin and Benadryl have been recalled.

Ibuprofen:
Give every 6 hours for fever over 102? rectal May Give Every 12-17 lbs.6-11 mo. 18-23 lbs.12-23 mo. 24-35 lbs.2-3 yr. 36-47 lbs.4-5 yr. 48-59 lbs.6-8 yr. 60-85 lbs.9-11 yr.
Chewable Tablets 100 mg 6 hours     1 tab. 1 1/2 tab. 2 tab. 2 1/2 tab.
Chewable Tablets 50 mg 6 hours     2 tab. 3 tab. 4 tab. 5 tab.
DROPS 50 mg/1.25 ml * 6 hours 1 dppr.1.25 ml. 1-1/2 dppr. 1.875 ml. 2 dppr. 2.5 ml. 3 dppr. 3.75 ml.    
Suspension 100 mg/5 ml 6 hours 1/2 tsp. 3/4 tsp. 1 tsp. 1-1/2 tsp. 2 tsp. 2-1/2 tsp.
Tablets 200 mg 6 hours  /td>       1 tab. 1-1/2 tab.

April 30, 2010 - Tylenol, Motrin and Benadryl have been recalled.

Itching/Allergies:
  May Give Every 14-17 lbs.6-11 mo. 18-23 lbs.12-23 mo. 24-35 lbs.2-3 yr. 36-47 lbs.4-5 yr. 48-59 lbs.6-8 yr. 60-85 lbs.9-11 yr.
Benadryl (red) Syrup 12.5 mg/5 ml 4 - 6 hours 3/4 tsp. 1 tsp. 1 1/2 tsp. 1 3/4 tsp. 2 tsp. 2 tsp.
Benadryl Chews 6 hours       1 tab. 2 tab. 2 tab.
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