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What is a Pediatrician?
A pediatrician is a physician whose specific specialty is caring for children from birth to 18 years of age. Pediatricians address acute and chronic illnesses, learning disabilities, behavioral issues and the growth and development of children. Our goal is to help ensure that children grow into mentally and physical healthy, productive and happy adults.

Dosages for Common Medicines

 Please read the information below prior to clicking the link to get the doses.  It provides very important information about who can take the medicines safely and how to dispense them correctly!

Acetaminophen may be given every 4 hours as needed, but not more often than 5 times daily.  1 teaspoon (tsp) equals 5 ml.  Do not use household teaspoons for dosing as they are not always accurate.  If needed, please ask your pharmacist for a dosing syringe or medicine cup, but it should be including with the medicine.  If the age and the weight do not match, always use the weight to find the most accurate dose.  Do not give acetaminophen in the first 12 weeks of life unless directed to do so by your doctor.  If your child has a fever in the first 12 weeks of life (any temperature greater than or equal to 100.4 F) please contact the doctor prior to giving any medicine.  We do not recommend chewable tablets for the first 4 years in most cases due to potential choking hazard.

Ibuprofen can be given every 6-8 hrs as needed, but do not give more than 4 doses in 24 hrs.  Doses should be based on weight when weight and age do not match.  Do not give ibuprofen to children less than 6 months old.  5 ml is equal to 1 tsp, but do not use household teaspoons for measuring medicine.  If needed please ask your pharmacist for a dosing syringe or medicine cup but it should be included with the medicine.  We do not recommend chewable tablets for children less than 4 years old due to potential for choking hazard. 

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are used for relief of fever and pain.  They do not help with symptoms of congestion or cough.  Currently there are no approved cough and cold medicines available for children less than 4 years old.  Cough and cold medicines have been shown to have limited effectiveness even in older children and should be avoided if possible due to the potential for serious side effects.

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Dosing

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