IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ: The FDA acknowledges that the ingredients in these cough and cold products have not been tested by today’s standards to identify their levels of efficacy and safety. While further studies are pending, the manufacturers are voluntarily relabeling their recommended use of these products to “Do Not Use” in children less than 4 years of age. Given the need for further research, the dosages listed below are the current recommendations of our practice.
|Medicine Name||May Give Every||14-17 lbs.
|Benadryl Syrup||6 hours||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.|