Cold Medicines

 
Dosages for cold medicines for different weights and ages
Medicine Name 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  Call office Call office  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 1/2tsp. 
Dimetapp Elixir 6 hours  Do Not Use  Do Not Use  Do Not Use 1 1/2 tsp.  2 tsp.  3 tsp. 
Nyquil (purple) Syrup 4 - 6 hours  Do Not Use Do Not Use Do Not Use 1-1/2 tsp.  2 tsp.  3 tsp. 
Pediacare Cough-Cold Syrup 4 - 6 hours  Do Not Use  Do Not Use  Do Not Use 1 1/2 tsp.  2 tsp.  2 1/2 tsp. 
Sudafed Syrup 6 hours  Do Not Use  Do Not Use  Do Not Use 3/4 tsp.  1 tsp.  1 1/2 tsp. 

Benadryl Syrup

May Give Every 6 hours
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 1 1/2 tsp.
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 1 3/4 tsp.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 2 tsp.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 2 tsp.


Dallergy Syrup

May Give Every 4-6 hours
  • 14-17 lbs. 6-11 mo. - Do not use
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - Do not use
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - Do not use
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 1/2 tsp.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 1 tsp.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 1 1/2 tsp.


Dimetapp Elixir

May Give Every 6 hours
  • 14-17 lbs. 6-11 mo. - Do not use
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - Do not use
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - Do not use
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 1 1/2 tsp.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 2 tsp.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 3 tsp.


Nyquil (purple) Syrup

May Give Every 4-6 hours
  • 14-17 lbs. 6-11 mo. - Do not use
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - Do not use
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - Do not use
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 1 1/2 tsp.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 2 tsp.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 3 tsp.


Pediacare Cough-Cold Syrup

May Give Every 4-6 hours
  • 14-17 lbs. 6-11 mo. - Do not use
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - Do not use
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - Do not use
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 1 1/2 tsp.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 2 tsp.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 2 1/2 tsp.


Sudafed Syrup

May Give Every 6 hours
  • 14-17 lbs. 6-11 mo. - Do not use
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - Do not use
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - Do not use
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 3/4 tsp.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 1 tsp.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 1 1/2 tsp.
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