Below are dose recommendations for several common over-the-counter products. If possible, use weight to dose, otherwise use age. Remember to check the label for the type of medicine you are giving for the concentration (strength), in order to use the chart correctly.
If you have any questions as to the correct dosage, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Make sure you do not combine medicines that contain the same components (Tylenol & Feverall, for example, both have acetaminophen). This is easiest if you minimize products with multiple active ingredients.
Also, do not give medicines to infants less than 2 months without speaking to a doctor.
- Brand names include Tylenol and Feverall.
- Acetaminophen can be given every 4 hours as needed. Do not give more than 5 doses within 24 hours
- If your child is less than 8 weeks old and has a rectal temperature of 100.4°F or greater, please call our office at 814-266-8840.
- Brand names include Motrin and Advil.
- Do not use Ibuprofen under 6 months of age.
- Ibuprofen may be given every 6-8 hours as needed. Do not exceed more than 4 doses in 24 hour period.