Our practice understands that you may need a reminder about what you have discussed with your provider during your visit. We have designed this section to offer you patient handouts to be accessed once you’ve gotten home from your appointment in our Fort Collins pediatrician’s office. We hope that you will utilize these tools, with specific instructions from your pediatrician, to better understand how to best provide your child with what they need.
This information is provided as a courtesy. It is not meant to be all inclusive or used as a substitute for advice from your pediatrician. Please contact your physician for questions about medications for your child and follow label guidelines.
Below are dosing tables taken from information provided by the respective manufacturers for 3 commonly used medications (Acetaminophen/Ibuprofen/Diphenhydramine). Be sure to follow the label guidelines.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) Dosing
• Call your physician before giving to children less than 3 months of age
• May give every 4-6 hours as needed
• Generic acetaminophen will give the same response as name brand Tylenol®
Acetaminophen dosing sheet
Ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®) Dosing
• Do not use in infants less than 6 months of age
• May give every 6-8 hours as needed
• Generic ibuprofen will give the same response as name brand Advil or Motrin®
Ibuprofen dosing sheet
Antihistamine dosing sheet
What about cough and cold medicines?
Cold and cough medications are NOT indicated for children under 6 years of age. The effectiveness in their use in older children is under review by the FDA. Click here for more information on cough and cold medications.