Diphenhydramine (e.g., Benadryl) is a drug that is used to treat certain types of allergic reactions. Below is a dosage chart for children. It is better to use a dosing device rather than a spoon. Be careful, there are several products with different diphenhydramine concentrations.
To determine the right dosage for your child, follow these steps:
- Find the line that corresponds to the child's weight (in pounds or kilograms).
- Identify the proper dose based on the product you have in hand.
- Administer the dose every 6 hours for a maximum of 4 doses within a 24-hour period.
|Diphenhydramine dosage for children|
6.25 mg / 5 mL
|22-27 lbs||10-12 kg||12.5 mg||10 mL||1|
|28-32 lbs||13-14 kg||16.25 mg||13 mL||1|
|33-38 lbs||15-17 kg||18.75 mg||15 mL||1 ½|
|39-43 lbs||18-19 kg||22.5 mg||18 mL||1 ½|
|44 lbs and more||20 kg and more||25 mg||20 mL||2|