Pediatrics, Common OTC 6-12 Years

Common over the counter medication doses for Children aged 6 to 12:

Acetaminophen (Tylenol):
Indication: fever and pain for ages 6 to 12 years
15 mg/kg by mouth every four hours, max 5 doses in a day
If your child is 40 kg or more, the max daily dose is 4000 mg/day

Ibuprofen (Advil):
Indication: fever and pain for ages 6 to 12 years
10 mg/kg by mouth every 6 hours
If your child is 60 kg or more, the max daily dose is 2400 mg/day

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl):
Indication: allergies or cough suppressant ages 6 to 12 years old
Allergies: 5 mg/kg/day by mouth divided into 4 doses
Cough suppressant: 12.5 mg by mouth every 4 hours, no more than 4 doses in a day
If your child is 30 kg or more, the max daily dose is 150 mg/day

Dimenhydrinate (Gravol):
Indication: nausea for ages 6 to 12 years old
12.5 to 50 mg by mouth divided three or four times per day
Max daily dose is 150 mg/day

*Remember to ALWAYS CHECK the CONCENTRATION of liquid medications!

Reference: Tarascon Pharmacopoeia, 2013.