We understand that you may need a reminder of what you discussed with your provider during your visit. At the end of each visit, your provider will prepare an after-visit summary with care instructions. In addition, we have collected links to many useful, commonly needed resources.

This information is not meant to be all-inclusive or used as a substitute for advice from your pediatrician. Please contact your physician for further questions and follow label guidelines for any prescribed medications.

Medications

The following information is manufacturer-provided dose recommendations for three commonly used medications: acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and diphenhydramine. Be sure to follow the label guidelines.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) Dosing

  • Call your physician before giving to children less than three months old
  • May administer every four to six hours as needed
  • Generic acetaminophen will provide the same benefits as name-brand Tylenol®
  • Acetaminophen Dosing Sheet

Ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®) Dosing

  • Do not give to infants less than six months old
  • May administer every six to eight hours as needed
  • Generic ibuprofen will provide the same benefits as name-brand Advil® or Motrin®
  • Ibuprofen Dosing Sheet

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl®) and long-acting antihistamine dosing

Indigestion and Constipation

What about cough and cold medicines?

Cold and cough medications are not indicated for children under six years of age. Their effectiveness in older children is under review by the FDA, and we recommend using these products with care. You can find more information on cough and cold medications at HealthyChildren.org, a website run by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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