Medicine and Dosages

Itching / Allergies

 
 
May Give Every
14-17 lbs.
6-11 mo.
18-23 lbs.
12-23 mo.
24-35 lbs.
2-3 yr.
36-47 lbs.
4-5 yr.
48-59 lbs.
6-8 yr.
60-85 lbs.
9-11 yr.
Benadryl
(Dyphenhydramine)
12.5 mg/5 ml

4 - 6 hours

3.75ml

5 ml

7.5 ml

8.75 ml

10 ml

10 ml

Benadryl Chews

4 - 6 hours
     
1 tab

2 tab

3 tab

Zyrtec (Cetirizine)
5mg/5ml

24 hours

12 or 24 hours

2.5 ml

2.5 ml



2.5 ml



2.5 ml



5 ml



5ml

Zyrtec Chews

Claritin (Loratidine)
1mg/1ml


Claritin Chews

24 hours

24 hours


24 hours
   


5 ml


1 tab

1 tab

5ml


1 tab

1 to 2 tabs

10 ml


2 tabs

1 to 2 tabs

10 ml


2 tabs
 
 

Benadryl (Dyphenhydramine)
12.5 mg/5 ml  


May Give Every 4-6 hours
  • 14-17 lbs. 6-11 mo. - 3.75ml
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - 5 ml
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 7.5 ml
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 8.75 ml
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 10 ml
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 10 ml

Benadryl Chews    

May Give Every 4 - 6 hours
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 1 tab.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 2 tab.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 3 tab.

Zyrtec (Cetirizine)
5mg/5ml    


May Give Every 24 hours
  • 14-17 lbs. 6-11 mo. - 2.5ml.
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - 2.5 ml
May Give Every 12-24 hours
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr.  - 2.5 ml
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr.  - 2.5 ml
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr.  - 5 ml
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 5 ml

Zyrtec Chews

May Be Every 24 hours
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 1 tab
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 1 to 2 tabs
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr - 2 tabs

Claritin (Loratidine)
1mg/1ml.

May Be Every 24 hours
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 5 ml   
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 5 ml
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 10 ml
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr - 10 ml

Claritin Chews

May Be Every 24 hours
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - 1 tab
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 1 tab
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 2 tab.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 2 tab