Benadryl Dosing

Benadryl Dosages
Remember these important points:
  1. We recommend Benadryl® for temporary and partial relief of allergy symptoms in children older than 6 months.
  2. Any child who is having a severe allergic reaction (for example: widespread hives, wheezing, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, or other severe symptoms) should seek medical attention immediately.
  3. Benadryl® usually causes sedation, but some children may become anxious or excited while       taking it.  Either type of reaction is a normal side-effect of the medication.
The American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend the use of Benadryl under six (6) months of age.
 
Benadryl® = Diphenhydramine
Dose every 6 hours as needed
 
 
Weight
Benadryl® (allergy) Suspension
12.5 mg / 5 mL
Benadryl®  Chewable
Tablets
12.5 mg tabs
Benadryl® Tablets
25 mg tabs
 
5 - 10 lbs. 1.25 mL    
11 - 16 lbs. 2.5 mL    
17 - 21lbs. 3.75 mL    
22 - 27 lbs. 5 mL 1 tab  
28 - 32 lbs. 6.25 mL 1 ¼ tabs  
33 - 38 lbs. 7.5 mL 1½ tabs  
39 - 43 lbs. 8.75 mL 1¾ tabs  
44 - 54 lbs. 10 mL 2 tabs 1 tab
55 - 65 lbs. 12.5 mL 2½ tabs 1 tabs
66 - 87 lbs. 15 mL 3 tabs 1½ tabs
Over 88 lbs. 20 mL 4 tabs 2 tabs
Benadryl Dosages
Remember these important points:
  1. We recommend Benadryl® for temporary and partial relief of allergy symptoms in children older than 6 months.
  2. Any child who is having a severe allergic reaction (for example: widespread hives, wheezing, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, or other severe symptoms) should seek medical attention immediately.
  3. Benadryl® usually causes sedation, but some children may become anxious or excited while       taking it.  Either type of reaction is a normal side-effect of the medication.
The American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend the use of Benadryl under six (6) months of age.
 
Benadryl® = Diphenhydramine
Dose every 6 hours as needed
 
 
Weight
Benadryl® (allergy) Suspension
12.5 mg / 5 mL
Benadryl®  Chewable
Tablets
12.5 mg tabs
Benadryl® Tablets
25 mg tabs
 
5 - 10 lbs. 1.25 mL    
11 - 16 lbs. 2.5 mL    
17 - 21lbs. 3.75 mL    
22 - 27 lbs. 5 mL 1 tab  
28 - 32 lbs. 6.25 mL 1 ¼ tabs  
33 - 38 lbs. 7.5 mL 1½ tabs  
39 - 43 lbs. 8.75 mL 1¾ tabs  
44 - 54 lbs. 10 mL 2 tabs 1 tab
55 - 65 lbs. 12.5 mL 2½ tabs 1 tabs
66 - 87 lbs. 15 mL 3 tabs 1½ tabs
Over 88 lbs. 20 mL 4 tabs 2 tabs

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