Treatment of Allergic Reactions, Nasal Allergies, Hives, and Itching:
AGE LIMITS For ALLERGIES, don’t use under 1 year of age. Reason: it causes most babies to be sleepy. For COLDS, not advised at any age. Reason: no proven benefits. It should not be given if under 6 years old.
DOSE Find the child’s WEIGHT in the top row of the dose table. Look below the correct weight for the dose based on the product you have.
MEASURE THE DOSE Syringes and droppers are more accurate than teaspoons. If possible, use the syringe or dropper that comes with the medicine. If not, you can get a med syringe at drug stores. If you use a teaspoon, it should be a measuring spoon. Reason: regular spoons are not reliable. Keep in mind 1 level teaspoon equals 5 mL and that ½ teaspoon equals 2.5 ml.
ADULT DOSE 50 mg
HOW OFTEN FOR UNDER 6 YEARS Repeat every 6-8 hours as needed. (Exception: do not use under 1 year unless directed by provider).
HOW OFTEN FOR 6 YEARS AND OLDER Repeat every 4-6 hours as needed.
HOW OFTEN Repeat every 6 hours as needed.
CHILDREN’S BENADRYL FAST-MELTS Each fast-melt tablet equals 12.5 mg. They are dosed the same as chewable tablets.