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Itching/Allergies

 
  12-17 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. 
60-71 lbs.
9-10 yr. 
71-95 lbs
11 yr
96+ lbs
12+ yrs
Benadryl Allergy Liquid (12.5 mg/5 mL)
Every 4-6 Hours

 
1/4 tsp
(1.25 mL)
1/2 tsp
(2.5 mL)
3/4 tsp
(3.75 mL)
1 tsp
(5 mL)
1 1/4 tsp
(6.25 mL)
1 1/2 tsp
(7.5 mL)
1 3/4 tsp
(8.75 mL)
2 tsp
(10 mL)
Benadryl Allergy Chewable (12.5 mg/tab)
Every 4-6 Hours

 
  1/2 tab 3/4 tab 1 tab 1 1/4 tab 1 1/2 tab 1 3/4 tab 2 tabs
Claritin 5 mg Children's Allergy Chewables
Every 24 Hours

 
    1 tablet (5 mg) 1 tablet (5 mg) 2 tablets (10 mg) 2 tablets (10 mg)    
Claritin Children's Allergy Syrup (5 mg/1 mL)
Every 24 Hours
 
1/2 tsp
(2.5 mL)
1/2 tsp
(2.5 mL)
3/4 tsp (3.5 mL) 1 tsp (5 mL) 2 tsp (10 mL) 2 tsp (10 mL)    
Zyrtec 5 mg Chewable Tablets
Every 24 Hours

 
    1 tablet (5 mg) 1 tablet (5 mg) 2 tablets (10 mg) 2 tablets (10 mg)    
Zyrtec Children's Allergy Syrup (5 mg/1 mL)
Every 24 Hours

 
1/2 tsp
(2.5 mL)
1/2 tsp
(2.5 mL)
3/4 tsp (3.5 mL) 1 tsp
(5 mL)
2 tsp (10 mL) 2 tsp (10 mL)    
Zyrtec 10 mg Chewable Tablets
Every 24 Hours

 
        1 tablet (10 mg) 1 tablet (10 mg)    
 

* CAUTION: We recommend that you use the dropper or dosage cup that comes with your medicine to avoid overdosage. Dosage recommendations on bottles may vary from the recommendation on these pages. We would like you to use our recommended dosages unless your health care provider has given you a different dosage. Aspirin should not be given to your child.