|Liquid 12.5 mg||
|Liquid 12.5 mg/5 milliliter (mL)||4||5||7 ½||10||-||mL|
|Chewable 12.5 mg||-||1||1 ½||2||4||tablets|
Tablets 25 mg
|Capsules 25 mg||-||-||-||1||2||caps|
Indications: Treatment of allergic reactions, nasal allergies, and hives.
- AGE LIMITS: Avoid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) under 2 years of age unless instructed by healthcare provider.
- 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. Never use a kitchen spoon to measure medication dosing.
- 1 measured teaspoon equals 5ml
- 1/2 a teaspoon equals 2.5ml.
- FREQUENCY: May 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
- RISK of SIDE EFFECTS: May cause drowsiness and occasionally excitation instead. DO NOT DRIVE OR OPERATE HEAVY MACHINERY AFTER TAKING BENADRYL.
Source: adapted from HealthyChildren.org.
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