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 8 kg (18 lbs) can be given 80 mg orally...or 160 mg rectally.

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