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Click the links below for dosage charts from the AAP for common medications:

Chinese Medicine


from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Children under age 2

Refer to the charts above for dosing guidance.

Call right away if your child is under two months of age and has a fever (T>100.4 rectally)

Children over age 2

For children over the age of 2 years, check the label to see how much medicine to give. If you know your child's weight, use that. If you do not know your child's weight, go by age for the dose amount.

Important medication safety reminders

  • Keep all medicines out of reach of children.

  • Use only the dosing device that comes with the product (do not use a household teaspoon). See "How to Use Liquid Medicines for Children."

  • Never give adult medicines to children.

  • Always read and follow the instructions on the label.

  • If you think your child has taken too much of this or any medicine, call poison control at 800.222.1222

See these links for specific information:

Acetaminophen Dosing Tables for Fever and Pain in Children

Ibuprofen Dosing Table

How to Use Liquid Medicines for Your Child

Using Over-the-Counter Medicines With Your Child

Medication Safety Tips for Families

American Academy of Pediatrics (Copyright © 2016)

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