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When your child needs to take medicine for certain symptoms, it's important for you to choose the correct medication and give the appropriate dose. If you have any questions, please check the medication insert instructions or call your pediatrician.
Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol.
Used to reduce fever and relieve pain.
DO NOT give to a child under 2 months of age.
Acetaminophen can be given every 4-6 hours.
Ibuprofen is the active ingredient in Motrin and Advil.
Used to reduce fever, swelling, and pain.
DO NOT give to a child under 6 months of age.
Ibuprofen can be given every 6-8 hours.
1/2 tsp = 2.5 ml = 2.5 cc
1 tsp = 5 ml = 5 cc = 1/3 tbsp
1 1/2 tsp = 7.5 ml = 7.5 cc = 1/2 tbs.
3 tsp. = 15 ml = 1 tbs. = 1/2 oz.
Benadryl's active ingredient is diphenhydramine.
Used to reduce hives and itchy rashes.
May cause drowsiness, dizziness.
Benadryl can be given every 6-8 hours.
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