Advanced Pediatrics

100 East Street SE, Suite 301

Vienna, VA 22180
(P) 703.938.5555

(F) 703.319.8580


Medication Dosing


Acetaminophen

Dosing should be no closer than every 4 hours as needed.  Acetaminophen is effective as a pain and fever reducer.  It can be given to infants under 6 months of age.  Please be aware that there is both an infant drop (80 mg/0.8 mL) and an infant suspension (160 mg/5 mL). 

Ibuprofen

Do not use in infants under 6 months old.  Ibuprofen dosing should be spaced at least 6 hours apart.  It is effective as a pain and fever reducer, but also has the advantage of acting to reduce inflammation.   This is particularly helpful in injuries and swelling.

Benadryl

Please consult our office for dosing of infants under the age of 6 months old.  Benadryl or diphenhydramine may be dosed every 4-6 hours.