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Below are links to resources that we have provided to guide, inform and educated our patients.

American Academy of Pediatrics

(800) 433-9016
www.aap.com
www.healthychildren.org

US Department of Agriculture – Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion
Please click on the link below for tips on how to help your child eat healthy.
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/children-over-five.html

Center for Disease Control

(800) 331-3435
www.cdc.gov

Poison Control

(800) 222-1222

Urgent Care / Retail-Based Clinics

We understand that innovations are changing healthcare and while urgent care or retail-based clinics may offer convenience, we strongly believe that your PCP offers the optimal standard of care for pediatric patients. These clinics may disrupt the coordination of your child’s care and do not offer the personal connection between patients and their doctors. The AAP does not recommend urgent care or retail-based clinics without providers that have expertise caring for children younger than 2 years old. Parents should consider using these clinics only at our recommendation. Please understand that if you choose to use these clinics, then contact us for answers to questions or concerns you may have about the care that was given, you will be required to make an appointment with one of our physicians. Our office is open 12 hours most days, including walk-ins and weekends. We hope you value the expertise of our pediatricians and continue to recognize us as your medical home.

Medication Dosages

as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics

Ibuprofen – Indications: Treatment of fever and pain

CHILD'S WEIGHT (pounds)12-1718-2324-3536-4748-5960-7172-9596+lbs
Infant Drops 50 mg/1.25 mL1.251.8752.53.755------ml
Liquid 100 mg/1 teaspoon1/23/411 1/222 1/234tsp
Liquid 100 mg/5 milliliters2.5457.51012.51520ml
Chewable 50 mg tablets----234568tabs
Junior-strength 100 mg tablets--------22 1/234tabs
Adult 200 mg tablets--------111 1/22tabs

Table Notes:

  • AGE LIMIT: Don’t use under 6 months of age unless directed by the child’s doctor. (Reason: safety not established and doesn’t have FDA approval). Avoid multi-ingredient products in children under 6 years of age (FDA recommendations 1/2008).
  • DOSAGE: Determine by finding child’s weight in the top row of the dosage table.
  • MEASURING the DOSAGE: Syringes and droppers are more accurate than teaspoons. If possible, use the syringe or dropper that comes with the medication. If you use a teaspoon, it should be a measuring spoon. Regular spoons are not reliable. Also, remember that 1 level teaspoon equals 5 ml and that ½ teaspoon equals 2.5 ml.
  • IBUPROFEN DROPS: Ibuprofen infant drops come with a measuring syringe
  • BRAND NAMES: Motrin, Advil, generic ibuprofen
  • ADULT DOSAGE: 400 mg
  • FREQUENCY: Repeat every 6-8 hours as needed

ACETAMINOPHEN  – Indications: Treatment of fever and pain

CHILD'S WEIGHT (pounds)6-1112-1718-2324-3536-4748-5960-7172-9596+lbs
Infant Drops 80 mg/0.8 mL0.40.81.21.62.4--------ml
Syrup 160 mg/5 mL (1 tsp)1.252.53.7557.51012.51520ml
Syrup 160 mg/1 teaspoon--1/23/411 1/222 1/234tsp
Chewable 80 mg tablets----1 1/2234568tabs
Chewable 160 mg tablets------11 1/222 1/234tabs
Adult 325 mg tablets----------111 1/22tabs
Adult 500 mg tablets--------------11tabs

Table Notes:

  • CAUTION: In May, 2011, a move to one standard concentration (160 mg/5 ml) of liquid acetaminophen medicine for infants and children was announced. Up until that time, there were mainly 2 concentrations: 80 mg/0.8 ml (Infant Concentrated Drops) and 160 mg/5 ml (Children’s Liquid Suspension or Syrup). Old concentrations (80mg/0.8 ml) of infant acetaminophen may still be available in some homes. Therefore, if it is an older product, please have the caller confirm the correct concentration of infant acetaminophen.
  • AGE LIMIT: Don’t use under 12 weeks of age (Reason: fever during the first 12 weeks of life needs to be documented in a medical setting and if present, your infant needs a complete evaluation.) EXCEPTION: Fever from immunization if child is 8 weeks of age or older. Avoid multi-ingredient products in children under 6 years of age. (Reason: FDA recommendations 1/2008).
  • DOSAGE: Determine by finding child’s weight in the top row of the dosage table
  • MEASURING the DOSAGE: Syringes and droppers are more accurate than teaspoons. If possible, use the syringe or dropper that comes with the medicine. If not, medicine syringes are available at pharmacies. If you use a teaspoon, it should be a measuring spoon. Regular spoons are not reliable. Also, remember that 1 level teaspoon equals 5 ml and that ½ teaspoon equals 2.5 ml.
  • FREQUENCY: Repeat every 4-6 hours as needed. Don’t give more than 5 times a day.
  • ADULT DOSAGE: 650 mg MAXIMUM: 3,000 mg in a 24-hour period.
  • BRAND NAMES: Tylenol, Feverall (suppositories), generic acetaminophen
  • MELTAWAYS: Dissolvable tabs that come in 80 mg and 160 mg (junior strength)
  • SUPPOSITORIES: Acetaminophen also comes in 80, 120, 325 and 650 mg suppositories (the rectal dose is the same as the dosage given by mouth).
  • EXTENDED-RELEASE: Avoid 650 mg oral products in children (Reason: they are every 8 hour extended-release)

Antihistamine (Diphenhydramine e.g.Benadryl)– Indications: Treatment of allergic reactions, nasal allergies, hives and itching

CHILD'S WEIGHT (pounds)20-2425-3738-4950-99100+lbs
Liquid 12.5 mg/1 teaspoon3/411 1/22--tsp
Liquid 12.5 mg/5 milliliters457.510--ml
Chewable 12.5 mg--11 1/224tablets
Tablets 25 mg--1/21/212tablets
Capsules 25 mg------12caps

Table Notes:

AGE LIMITS: For allergies, don’t use under 1 year of age (Reason: it’s a sedative. For colds, not recommended at any age (Reason: no proven benefits. Should be avoided if under 4 years old. Avoid multi-ingredient products in children under 6 years of age (Reason: FDA recommendations 10/2008).

  • DOSAGE: Determine by finding child’s weight in the top row of the dosage table
  • MEASURING the DOSAGE: Syringes and droppers are more accurate than teaspoons. If possible, use the syringe or dropper that comes with the medication. If you use a teaspoon, it should be a measuring spoon. Regular spoons are not reliable. Also, remember that 1 level teaspoon equals 5 ml and that ½ teaspoon equals 2.5 ml.
  • FREQUENCY: Repeat every 6 hours as needed
  • ADULT DOSAGE: 50 mg
  • CHILDREN’S BENADRYL FASTMELTS: Each fastmelt tablet contains the equivalent of 12.5 mg of Diphenhydramine HCL and dosed the same as chewable tablets

For more valuable information visit: www.healthychildren.org.