Medicine and Dosages

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
(Dyphenhydramine)
12.5 mg/5 ml

4 - 6 hours

3.75ml

5 ml

7.5 ml

8.75 ml

10 ml

10 ml

Benadryl Chews

4 - 6 hours
     
1 tab

2 tab

3 tab

Zyrtec (Cetirizine)
5mg/5ml

24 hours

12 or 24 hours

2.5 ml

2.5 ml



2.5 ml



2.5 ml



5 ml



5ml

Zyrtec Chews

Claritin (Loratidine)
1mg/1ml


Claritin Chews

24 hours

24 hours


24 hours
   


5 ml


1 tab

1 tab

5ml


1 tab

1 to 2 tabs

10 ml


2 tabs

1 to 2 tabs

10 ml


2 tabs
 
 

* CAUTION: We recommend that you use the dropper or dosage cup that comes with your medicine to avoid overdosage. Dosage recommendations on bottles may vary from the recommendation on these pages. We would like you to use our recommended dosages unless your health care provider has given you a different dosage. Aspirin should not be given to your child.