Generic name: diphenhydramine
When to Use: Allergic reactions, hives, itching, and/or nasal allergies. *No proven benefit has been found for use as a treatment for the common cold.
Age Limits: Not generally recommended for children under 1 year because it might make them excessively sleepy. Call before administering if under 1.
Dose: Is based on weight (not age), and may be administered every 6 hours as needed.
|Child’s Wt.||Liquid (12.5mg/5mL)||Chewable (12.5 mg)||Tablet (25mg)|
|20-24 lbs||3.75 mL||–||–|
|25-37 lbs||5 mL||1 chewable||–|
|38-49 lbs||7.5 mL||1.5 chewables||–|
|50-83 lbs||10 mL||2 chewables||1 tablet|
|84-99 lbs||15 mL||3 chewables||1.5 tablets|
|100+ lbs||–||4 chewables||2 tablets|