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Benadryl® Dosage

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is used for hives and to reduce the itchiness associated with certain rashes. Benadryl can be given every 6-8 hours as needed.

Children's Benadryl Allergy Liquid Medication

Weight (lbs.)
Benadryl Elixir
(12.5mg/tsp.)
Benadryl Chewable
(12.5 mg)

Benadryl Tabs
(25 mg)

12-17 lbs. 1/2 tsp. .. ..
18-23 lbs. 3/4 tsp. .. ...
24-35 lbs. 1 tsp. 1 tab ..
36-47 lbs. 1 1/2 tsp. 1 1/2 tab ..
48-59 lbs 2 tsp. 2 tab 1 tab

This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.


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