WARNING: Our dosage guide is meant for our patients of the All For Kids Pediatric Clinic. Although the dosage guide is accurate for children, there may be a condition that your child has that creates a risk for taking a particular medication. As such, you take any risk for your actions in following this dosing guide for your child. You should consult your own physician for guidance if you are not a patient here.
Our Dosing Guide give dosages for common over-the-counter medications used in children. These medications are dosed according to weight. To calculate your child’s dose therefore, look up his or her weight in the Dosing Guide and read across to the proper dose for each medicine listed.
If you do not know your child’s weight and if your child is too young to stand on bathroom scales, a simple way to determine his or her weight is to first weigh both you and your child as you hold him. Then weigh yourself alone. Subtracting these two numbers will give you a fairly accurate weight for your child. The doses listed in this Dosing Guide are standard doses which are safe for your child.
Because pharmaceutical companies change the ingredients of their medications from time to time, it is important to check the labeling information of the products that we have listed here in our website to ensure dosing information is correct and has not changed. If a product listed on our website comes out in a new formulation, please call our office to check on the proper dosing information. We strive to keep this information up to date.
- mL = milliliter, a measure of volume
- cc = cubic centimeter, a measure of volume
- 1 cc = l mL
- 1 teaspoon = 5 mL
Medication doses are given in milliliters (mL). A mL syringe or measuring cup can be found at any local pharmacy.