what dose of OTC cough and cold meds to give to children UNDER two years

Parents often ask what dose of OTC cough and cold meds to give to children UNDER two years.

Acetaminophen is safe to recommend... 10-15 mg/kg orally or 10-20 mg/kg rectally, every 4 to 6 hours, up to 5 doses a day.

For example, a baby weighing 10 lbs (4.5 kg) can be given 60 mg orally...or 90 mg rectally.

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