CHLORPHENIRAMINE DOSAGE (ANTIHISTAMINE)

Child's weight more than (pounds) 22 33 44 55 66 77 88 lbs.
Total amount (mg) 1 2 3 4 mg
Liquid 2 mg/5 ml (tsp) ½ ¾ 1 1 2 tsp
Tablets 4 mg. -- -- ½ ½ ½ 1 1 tablets

  • Chlorpheniramine Dosage: determine by finding your child's weight in the top row of the dosage table.
  • Adult dose 4 mg. Repeat every 4-6 hours as needed.
  • 6-12 years: 8 mg long acting tablet every 12 hours as needed.
  • 12 years and older. 12 mg long acting tablet every 12 hours as needed.
  • Don't use under 1 year of age (Reason: it's a sedative)

Disclaimer: This information is not intended be a substitute for professional medical advice. It is provided for educational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information.

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Reviewed 8/2004

Revised 7/2002

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