Published: Fri, June 30, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

Dose Table of Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

Dose Table of Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

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Diffenhydramine (Benadril) Dose Table

Dose Table of Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
Dose Table of Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

Chewable 12.5 mg

Tablets 25 mg Tablets 25 mg Tablets 25 mg Tablets 25 mg Tablets 25 mg Tablets 25 mg Tablets 25 mg Tablets 25 mg AGE LIMITS: For allergies , do not use in children under 1 year of age.

(Reason: it is a sedative). For flu , it is not recommended at any age (Reason: There is no proven benefit) and should be avoided if you are less than 4 years old. Avoid multiple ingredient products in children under 6 years of age (AAP Recommendations 10/2008).

DOSAGE: Determined by finding your child's weight in The top line of the dose table

FREQUENCY: Repeat every 6-8 hours when necessary

BENADRYL FOR QUICK REFERRAL CHILDREN: Each fast-melting tablet contains the equivalent of 12.5 mg of HCl diphenhydramine and the dose is the same as for chewable tablets.

MEASURING DOSAGE: Syringes and drippers are more accurate than small spoons. If possible, use the syringe or drug dropper. If using a small spoon should be a measuring spoon. Normal spoons are not reliable. Also, remember that 1 small flat spoon equals 5 ml and ½ of a small spoon equals 2.5 ml.

Author and Senior Reviewer: Barton D. Schmitt, MD Pediatric HouseCalls Symptom Checker

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