Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)

Age range: 6 years and older for nasal allergies 
Can be used in younger children at the discretion of the provider

Use: allergic reactions, nasal allergies, and hives

Frequency: every 6 hours as needed

It is dosed based on weight, see below for appropriate dosing. If you have questions, just give us a call!

Remember, dosing syringes are more accurate than other methods of measurement.

Child 's Weight

Liquid
12.5mg/5mL

Chewable

12.5 mg

Tablets
25mg

Capsules

25mg

20-24 lbs

4 mL

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25-37 lbs

5 mL

1 tab

0.5 tab

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38-49 lbs

7.5 mL

1.5 tabs

0.5 tab

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50-99 lbs

10 mL

2 tabs

1 tab

1 cap

100+ lbs

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4 tabs

2 tabs

2 caps

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