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Medicine and Dosages


IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ: The FDA acknowledges that the ingredients in these cough and cold products have not been tested by today's standards to identify their levels of efficacy and safety. While further studies are pending, the manufacturers are voluntarily relabeling their recommended use of these products to "Do Not Use" in children less than 4 years of age. Given the need for further research, the dosages listed below are the current recommendations of our practice.

Cough Medicines

 
Dosages for cough medicines in various weights and ages
Medicine Name May Give Every   14-17 lbs.
6-11 mo. 
18-23 lbs.
12-23 mo. 
24-35 lbs.
2-3 yr. 
36-47 lbs.
4-5 yr. 
48-59 lbs.
6-8 yr. 
60-85 lbs.
9-11 yr. 
Benylin DM Syrup 6 hours  Do Not Use  Do Not Use  Do Not Use 1 3/4 tsp.  2 tsp.  2 tsp. 
Delsym Syrup 12 hours  Do Not Use  Do Not Use  Do Not Use 3/4 tsp.  1 tsp.  1 tsp. 
Dimetapp DM 6 hours  Do Not Use  Do Not Use  Do Not Use 1 1/2 tsp.  2 tsp.  3 tsp. 
Donatussin Syrup 4 - 6 hours  Do Not Use Do Not Use  Do Not Use 1/4 tsp.  1/2 tsp.  3/4 tsp. 
Robitussin DM Syrup 4 hours  Do Not Use  Do Not Use  Do Not Use 1/2 tsp.  1 tsp.  1 tsp. 

Benylin DM Syrup

May Give Every 6 hours
  • 14-17 lbs. 6-11 mo. - Do Not Use
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - Do Not Use
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - Do Not Use
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 1 3/4 tsp.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 2 tsp.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 2 tsp.
 

Delsym Syrup    

May Give Every 12 hours     
  • 14-17 lbs. 6-11 mo. - Do Not Use
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - Do Not Use
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - Do Not Use
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 3/4 tsp.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 1 tsp.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 1 tsp.
 

Dimetapp DM    

May Give Every 6 hours     
  • 14-17 lbs. 6-11 mo. - Do Not Use
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - Do Not Use
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - Do Not Use
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 1 1/2 tsp.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 2 tsp.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 3 tsp.
 

Donatussin Syrup    

May Give Every 4 - 6 hours     
  • 14-17 lbs. 6-11 mo. - Do Not Use
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - Do Not Use
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - Do Not Use    
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 1/4 tsp.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 1/2 tsp.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 3/4 tsp.
 

Robitussin DM Syrup    

May Give Every 4 hours     
  • 14-17 lbs. 6-11 mo. - Do Not Use
  • 18-23 lbs. 12-23 mo. - Do Not Use
  • 24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. - Do Not Use
  • 36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. - 1/2 tsp.
  • 48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. - 1 tsp.
  • 60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. - 1 tsp.

* CAUTION: We recommend that you use the dropper or dosage cup that comes with your medicine to avoid overdosage. Dosage recommendations on bottles may vary from the recommendation on these pages. We would like you to use our recommended dosages unless your health care provider has given you a different dosage. Aspirin should not be given to your child.

PAGS News

Congratulations to Dr. Campbell, Dr. D'Souza, Dr. Jalali and Dr. Mandell for being voted top pediatricans in Northshore Magazine (2017 & 2018).  We have a great team at PAGS!
Dr. Campbell wrote a blog about talking with your children about tragic events happening in the U.S. and worldwide. Please read it if you are looking for information related to discussing these difficult topics.
Pediatric Associates (PAGS) is pleased to announce that Mark Mandell, M.D. has joined the leadership team of Steward Health Care Network as their Chief Pediatric Medical Officer. Dr. Mandell has been a pediatrician at Pediatric Associates for over 25 years and will continue to see patients in both the Beverly and Salem offices.

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