Medications & Handouts
Our practice understands that you may need a reminder about what you have 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, below are links to many commonly needed resources.
This information is provided as a courtesy. It 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 prescription label guidelines for any medications that may have been prescribed.
Below are dosing tables taken from information provided by the respective manufacturers for three commonly used medications (Acetaminophen/Ibuprofen/Diphenhydramine). Be sure to follow the label guidelines.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) Dosing
- Call your physician before giving to children less than 3 months of age
- May give every 4-6 hours as needed
- Generic acetaminophen will give the same response as name brand Tylenol®
- Acetaminophen Dosing Sheet
Ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®) Dosing
- Do not use in infants less than 6 months of age
- May give every 6-8 hours as needed
- Generic ibuprofen will give the same response 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 6 years of age. Their effectiveness in older children is under review by the FDA and we recommend care in using these products. More information on cough and cold medications can be found here.